Beaming Butterfly connections
IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE, there was pure jubilation on the faces of both jockey Antonio Bishop and trainer Edward Walcott Jr when Butterfly delivered the 2017 edition of the Massy United Insurance Derby horse race yesterday.
“It feels great . . . awesome . . . . It’s very hard to express it,” said Walcott during the post-match interview.
Before the race, Walcott had stated matter-of-factly that he was “quietly confident about Butterfly”, who showed her girth among some of the top names in the business.
“Her bloodline have always spoken for themselves. We had Meteorite, Zoom and many horses out of this line that have competed at the top class, and this horse was begging for the distance,” he said. (RA)
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