Looks like cheers for Shared
Amstel Cup Race Day promises to be more than just a test of stamina for the top-rated horses at the Garrison Savannah tomorrow.
The Barbados Turf Club’s fourth day of action in the second season will also showcase several horses which have exhibited great potential to reach the top of the ladder.
In that regard on the top of the list is Hand M-owned Shared Adventured. The colt will compete in the Heineken Sprint Trophy Handicap over 1 100 metres and is down to carry the light weight of 113 pounds in this race for horses three years and older and rated 90-115.
Shared Adventured almost seems certain to add another tick to his impressive win column.
Bipin is slated to carry top weight of 133 pounds. He has been somewhat off the boil, a trend that looks likely to continue.
Purr Class, taking 130 pounds, has narrowly gone under to the country’s best sprinter Areutalkintome in two of her last three starts.
While she is a filly of some class, it won’t come as a surprise if one of her other four stablemates is assigned the task of catching what looks on paper like a runaway train – Shared Adventure.
Cavaichi showed great improvement since his Gold Cup display with a fourth-place effort next outing. He is open to further improvement and now would be an ideal time for him to announce himself as a horse to be taken seriously for the future.
The R.L.Seale and Company Limited Trophy Handicap for horses three years and older and rated 58-80 has the makings of a terrific curtain closer.
Seven of the 12 entered for this 1 570 metres event were winners of one of their last three outings.
Reward Me and Zaltarr both carry the top impost of 130 pounds. Neither will be serious contenders should conditions remain firm.
Next in line at the weights are Meteorite, Victor Ludorum and Nomoreginrog – all handicapped to carry 129 pounds. Ironically, they will also prefer some cut in the going.
The duo least likely to be affected by the existing conditions are well treated at the weights – Lady Quill shouldering 125 pounds and Tornade, 118.
Race 5, the BTC Claimers Condition Race over 1 100 metres will offer another opportunity for race fans to get more intimately involved by claiming any one of these animals for a tag of $15 000.
Who’s To Say, Irish Thunder, Ring Time and Peaceful Envoy are all down to carry the heavy burden of 130 pounds. None has displayed any worthy form lately.
Another entrant, Captain Sully, just failed to hold off Little Man Arran over 1 800 metres. He could come running hard at the end despite the fact that he has never been good at sprinting.
Kingdora and Spellbound have enjoyed a good patch of form, with Spellbound in sublime form since the reintroduction of claiming races.