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Day of upsets

Lindon Yarde

Day of upsets

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It was a day when the United Insurance Barbados Derby produced two major upsets in the feature events.
Headlining the Barbados Turf Club’s eighth day of action was 35-1 outsider Bandera Belle’s stunning victory in the third jewel of The Triple Crown – the 73rd Barbados Derby.
The bay filly owned and bred by Lady Williams and Michael Panter was spectacularly piloted by underutilized Renaldo Cumberbatch for trainer Andrew Nunes. It was Nunes’ third Derby success and his second in back-to-back years, having won last year with filly Kendal Moon.
After starter Mark Batson sent the Derby field out of the gate for the 2 000-metre event, Run For Your Money raced to the lead while Aston Martin, Iamsogroovy, Rickoshey and Mrs B all jostled for a rail position. Second favourite Summer Time settled mid-pack, followed by Bandera Belle and Open Secret.