Wild Cat wins on Deanes’ day
THE?FOURTH DAY?of the Barbados Turf Club’s second racing season was dominated by trainers Richard Deane and Liz Deane who shared five of the seven races on the Paying Tribute To The Heritage Of The Garrison Savannah Historic Area Race day yesterday.
The afternoon’s feature race, the Garrison Savannah Handicap, for three-year-old and-older horses rated 120-100 and also open to horses rated 99 and below over 1 100 metres was impressively won by Aysha Syndicate’s Wild Cat Tea confidently piloted home by jockey Anderson Trotman,
giving Richard Deane his third win on the card.
Wild Cat Tea and Run Alke Run became locked in battle leaving the gates as they had three lengths on the chasing pack of Iamsogroovy, Vapour Trail and Run For Your Money. Close to the three-furlong marker with the remainder of the field struggling to come to term with the early speed, Wild Cat Tea picked up the running and shot clear of a struggling Run Alke Run while Iamsogroovy remained in contention.
Turning for home with Wild Cat Tea extended by his rider, Run Alke Run reappeared on the outside to challenge, while jockey Affrie Ward had produced Iamsogroovy to have one final chance. Wild Cat Tea saw out his race beautifully with Trotman easing him across the winning line.
Iamsogroovy, with a strong burst in the home stretch, held on for the second position. Run For Your Money, after tracking the pace from mid pack, closed well on the outside to secure the third place with apprentice Rasheed Hughes. Vapour Trial under rider Antonio Whitehall, stayed on for fourth without ever
Victory in the feature race was a double for the Aysha Syndicate, who opened the day with Who’s My Girl as she took the Main Guard Handicap for horses rated 85-65 over 1 100. Richard Deane’s other win came courtesy A and A Racing’s Markos, who landed the Pavilion Court Handicap over 1 100 metres.
Liz Deane’s pair of wins started in the Barbados Museum and Historical Society Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 80-62 and also open to horses rated 61 and below over 1 800 metres at time of entry. The Sir David Seale-owned Daunting David smoothly made it two wins in succession. This win was the first of two for champion rider Anderson Trotman.
Liz followed up that win with the Deborah Sampson-owned Chachapoya whose fourth career victory came in the St Ann’s Fort Handicap for three years and older horses rated 50-30 over 1 100 metres.
The day’s most impressive ride came from Reshawn Latchman as he masterminded Victor Syndicate’s Cavanak to victory in the Stafford House Handicap for horses rated 55-37 over 1 800 metres.
For that gem, Latchman won the Bubba’s Sunday Buffet and Breakfast Ride of the Day. The season goes into its fifth day on July 5 with the second leg of the Barbados Triple Crown – the Midsummer Creole Classic – over 1 800 metres.