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Speed to burn at Savannah


Lindon Yarde

Speed to burn at Savannah

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FASTEN?YOUR?seat belts as it will be speed to burn today in the feature Garrison Savannah Handicap, race six over 1 100 metres at the Garrison Savannah.
The absence of the speedy Seattle Sunshine should take nothing away from this event on the fourth day of the Barbados Turf Club’s second season which features some of the best sprinters in the island.
Run Alke Run, Run For Your Money, Wild Cat Tea and Iamsogroovy are all horses who would normally blast off from the gates. The others entered in this race for three-year-old and older horses rated 120-100 and also open to horses rated 99 and below, will all have to run from off the torrid pace that is expected to unfold upfront.
But none of the entrants is quicker out the starting stalls than the rail drawn Run Alke Run, who was second in his last sprint race when he ran out of gas in the homestretch as Vapour Trail gradually wore him down. There is a reversal in the weights between these two horses and on this occasion it now favours Run Alke Run.
Vapour Trail’s connections option of journeyman Antonio Whitehall in the saddle suggests that they are confident of making it two wins on the trot.
Iamsogroovy has all the credentials necessary to top this field and her versatility make her potent as her record at this trip can rival all in the race.
Wild Cat Tea has good speed leaving the gates but his last meeting with Run Alke Run should have been a lesson about rationing some of his early speed. He may play some part in the race but is clearly not up to this crowd at the moment.
Show Me The Money, the old man of this field, no longer seems able to go with this company early in the race.
One can however look to him in the later stages where he will likely compete for one of the minor places.
Vanity Affair has been a very consistent horse throughout her career but is returning to sprinting which she has not done since turning three. She is a filly that should not be discounted because of the reduced distance and therefore should be around at the finish.
Lune De Barachois still has some potential but she will have a bit to prove at this weight even with the leading rider Reshawn Latchman booked while A.P. Vincero, after a stunning effort in this year’s Sandy Lane Spa Sprint has lost his way.
My picks
Race 1: Who’s My Girl
Race 2: Sarava Point
Race 3: Sugar Loaf Peak
Race 4: Another Cool Cat
Race 5: Jasmine
Race 6: Iamsogroovy
Race 7: Late Bid

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