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Three share day’s honours


Lindon Yarde

Three share day’s honours

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Honours were evenly shared yesterday at the Garrison Savannah between trainers Anderson Ward and Richard Deane and jockey Anderson Trotman on the Barbados Turf Club’s (BTC) seventh day of  their first racing season.
They each won two races as the Turf Club honoured former employees.
While the trio basked in the glory of their success, the combination of owner G. DeVere Davis, trainer Boston John and jockey Antonio Perch were also all smiles as they won the afternoon’s feature race, the Louis Corbin Memorial Trophy Handicap for three-year-old-and older horses, which saw Perch at his very best.
Much to the surprise of many, the rider hustled Gold Mine to contest the lead with race favourite Captain Sully, ridden by Anderson Trotman.
They were tracked by Stratford’s Lad and Island Memories, with Rickoshey badly tailing off.
Captain Sully endured a pressured lead throughout while holding a slender advantage. At the two furlong marker, Island Memories, though in fourth position, was travelling best of all. Gold Mine eventually brought the field into the home stretch with Captain Sully still on his inside.
By then, Stratford’s Lad had been switched to the outside to offer his challenge, with Island Memories even further out wide.
Gold Mine, the recipient of 12 pounds from Captain Sully, was resilient in the home stretch, however, as the duo fought tooth and nail to the wire where Gold Mine came up tops.
Captain Sully did give it his all but once again fell short when it mattered most. Stratford’s Lad, under Reshawn Latchman, had to settle for third position while Island Memories, partnered by Damario Bynoe faded to fourth.
Trainer Anderson Ward successfully opened and closed the day for his owner Blue Diamond Racing. He won the Kelvin Carter Memorial Trophy Condition Race for three-year-olds with Super Cavalier.
Ward then ended the day’s proceedings with Verden who has now won the last race of the day for the last three consecutive race days.
Just A Fashion predictably took care of the Charles “Smally” Small Memorial Condition Race for three-year-olds over 1 100 metres giving trainer Deane the first of his two winners for his main employer Aysha Syndicate.
Immediately after that, Broken Vow gave the stable their second success by taking the Antonio Corbin Memorial Trophy Handicap over 1 100 metres.
Trotman’s double on the card came via the Mervin Rollins-owned Aquatic Star, as she won the George Corbin Handicap for West Indian- bred three-year-old maidens over 1 570 metres.
He then next piloted home Victoria Alexandra for owner Sir David Seale as he won the David “Hoppa” Gibbs Memorial Handicap for four-year-old maidens over a distance of 1 800 metres.
For his incredible ride astride Gold Mine, jockey Antonio Perch walked away with the Bubba’s Sunday buffet breakfast Ride Of The Day.

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