?Just A Fashion transformed the Garrison Savannah racetrack into his catwalk in the feature event of the first day of the Barbados Turf Club’s second racing season yesterday afternoon.
?The colt owned by the Aysha Syndicate demolished his seven opponents in the Mother’s Day Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 100-82 and also open to horses rated 81 and below over 1 570 metres.
?Jockey Anderson Trotman was only required to steer the Richard Deane phenom around the racetrack when the starter sent the field racing.
Run For The Money was hustled from the gates to contest the lead along with Vanity Affair, while the others were still trying to catch their footing and sort themselves out.
Just A Fashion entered the clubhouse turn with a length advantage on a long rein, with Run For Your Money under heavy urgings from his pilot to go with the son of Old Fashion out of Heir To The Queen.
Having completed the quarter-mile in a reasonable 25.1 seconds, the front-runner clocked 48.1 seconds for the half-mile, as the leading pair opened a whopping ten-length gap on the trailing pack.
Those fractions also took a toll on Run For Your Money’s feeble attempt of a chase, as Just A Fashion quickly put daylight between the two.
He hustled past the three-furlong marker and quickly sailed into the home stretch with a commanding lead, before eventually running out an easy five-and-a-half lengths winner.
That win moved Just A Fashion’s career record to seven wins and a second placing from eight starts.
Vanity Affair, with jockey Rickey Walcott aboard, was best of the others, trailing home in second position, followed by Captain Sully with Antonio Perch up, while Little Man Arran, ridden by Reshawn Latchman, closed from the back to take fourth.
Aysha Syndicate and trainer Deane also celebrated another win on the card as Wild Cat Tea coasted home a nine-and-three-quarter length winner of The Grand Mother Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 80-60 and also open to horses rated 59 and below over 1 100 metres.
The duo of trainer Victor Cheeseman and jockey Rickey Walcott had a remarkable day, both claiming three winners. The pair landed with Mark Goodridge’s Desert Man as he handed in his maiden certificate when taking the God Mothers’ Handicap over 1 800 metres.
They returned in the Like A Mother To Me Handicap for West Indian bred three-year-old maidens over 1 100 metres with Dunwiddat.
Cheeseman next fired with Kibu, giving owner Ian Corbin a double [Dunwiddat was Corbin’s other winner].
Walcott’s other success was aboard Belly Dancer for Trinidadian owner Steve Samaroo.
Jockey Reshawn Latchman won the Bubba’s Sunday Buffet Breakfast Ride of the Day aboard Richard Edwards and Angela Simpson’s Zouk’s Girl.
They took the inYouvations For Mothers Trophy Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 65-47 and also open to horses rated 46 and below over 1 570 metres.