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Jericho does John proud


Lindon Yarde

Jericho does John proud
Jericho (right), with N’Rico Prescod aboard, edging out Marengo (centre) and Whatyouthink in the feature race yesterday. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

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For the second consecutive raceday, young trainer Kenny John stole the Garrison Savannah spotlight by winning the feature event, en route to recording a brace.

Yesterday, on the Barbados Turf Club’s Valentine Raceday, John’s charge Jericho came fully wound up as he surged in the final furlong of the 1 100-metre Saint Valentine Handicap to snatch a breathtaking victory by a nose over Marengo.

Quick from the gates as usual, jockey N’Rico Prescod, in contrast to his last raceday victory, settled the George Devere Davis-owned seven-year-old chestnut gelding off the leader Rio Ponti and stablemate Marengo.

Marengo pounced on Rio Ponti at the two-furlong marker, at which time Jericho was taken to the outside to hunt down the leaders swinging for home.  (LY)

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