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Butterfly dance


Butterfly dance

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BUTTERFLY, IMPRESSIVELY RIDDEN by Antonio Bishop, stunned the Garrison Savannah yesterday at 14-1 odds to claim the 78th running of the Massy United Insurance Barbados Derby over 2 200 metres.

Owned by Gay Smith, this daughter of Lion King out of Flying Dove, looked potent approaching the three-furlong marker after tracking the first half-dozen runners from the gates. A confident Bishop positioned Butterfly alongside early stalker Legion and the pair pulled four lengths clear of the field as they fought out the final two furlongs.

The chasing pack, led by Oberoi and including Fleurette, Zip Code and Carbon Copy, could be seen fighting for the minor places.

The more Bishop asked of Butterfly the more she gave him before putting away from Legion, who simply had nothing more in the tank. (LY)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.