Shared Adventure wins feature
SHARED?ADVENTURE?predictably won yesterday’s feature Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Trophy Condition Race for three-year-olds over 1 570 metres at the Garrison Savannah.
The H and M-owned and Boston John-trained colt made light work of his seven opponents as he cantered to an easy victory.
Immediately after the start, jockey Jalon Samuel put Shared Adventure straight to the lead followed by Rock Forever, Discreetwon, Wild Fire, A.P Vincero, Aristodemus, Indian Office and Intrepid Dancer. Approaching the two-furlong marker with the leader still on the bit, the rest of the field came under pressure and could be seen being scrubbed along to keep pace.
Shared Adventure led the field into the home stretch where he simply galloped away for the win. A.P Vincero, ridden by Ricky Walcott, closed nicely on the outside to take second position. Wild Fire, partnered by Antonio Whitehall, continues to improve and took third while race favourite Aristodemus with Anderson Trotman in the irons got up for fourth.
Trainer Liz Deane held centre stage yesterday as she recorded three winners on the card. Headlining her list of winners on the firm track conditions was the Sir David Seale-owned Gold Cup winner Dancin David. The bay horse by Omega Code out of Miss Madeleine was ruthless in his demolition of the field in the Lost In The Fog Handicap for three-year-olds and older horses rated 115-140 and also open to horses rated 114 and below over 1 800 metres.
Under jockey Anderson Trotman, Dancin David, handicapped at 114 pounds, sailed to a seven-and-a-half-length victory in a decent ime of one minute, 51. 3/5 seconds.
Apostle raced to the lead pursued by Captain Sully, Show Me The Money, Fusaichi Ridge, Dancin David, Charge It, Daga and Sea Gypsy. Positions changed going to the three-furlong pole as Show Me The Money went up to challenge Apostle for the lead.
At this stage, Dancin David and Daga could also be seen making their move. As the field approached the home turn, Dancin David went by the leaders Apostle and Show Me The Money. Once in the home stretch, he extended his lead with every stride to the wire.
Daga, piloted by Reshaun Latchman, finished well to be second.
Early pace-setter Apostle, under Antonio Whitehall, fought back to take third spot while Show Me The Money, with Samuel up, placed fourth.
Deane’s winners started in the second race with the Hopefield Stable filly Sixpenny Moon, under Antonio Perch, who took the Midnight Lute Handicap for maidens four years old and older horses rated 36-55 over 1 100 metres.
She then returned next race with the Cheryl Small-owned colt Steppin Razor piloted by Trotman as they took the Ginger Punch Handicap (Division-A) for three-year-olds and older horses rated 43-65 and also open to horses rated 42 and below over 1 570 metres.
Samuel joined Trotman in recording two victories. His other success came aboard the Joseph Brothers-owned filly Areuserious.
Racing continues on June 16.