All to Adventure
It was billed?as a match race between two speed giants Shared Adventure and the challenger Seattle Sunshine but in fading light the queen of sprinting was forced to settle for third position behind H and M-owned Shared Adventure and Show Me The Money yesterday at the Garrison Savannah.
When the runners were sent on their way by the starter Shared Adventure showed sheer speed as he effortlessly opened up a two-length lead on the pack in the Final Handicap over 1 100 metres for three-years and older horses rated 117-140 and also open to horses rated 116 and below.
On The End Of The Season Raceday going towards the four-furlong marker Seattle Sunshine, after an average start, revved up alongside to challenge the leader.
While the leaders were engaged in a riveting speed battle the others were simply struggling to see the front-running pair, who were seven lengths clear.
With just under two and a half furlongs to go, jockey Ricky Walcott asked Seattle Sunshine for an extra effort and she responded by poking her head in front.
Having witnessed the move, jockey Jamar Croney, aboard Shared Adventure, appeared to press the panic button but he was able to send the son of Wildcat Heir out of Starship Elaine clear as they swung for home.
Show Me The Money, with Rashawn Latchman in the saddle, ran on to take second position, while Seattle Sunshine, after all her courageous effort, laboured home to secure the third spot.
If it’s any consolation, Jakesam, ridden by Damario Bynoe, ran his best race to date to salvage fourth place. It was the most fitting way to close off the Barbados Turf Club’s second season.
Apart from the curtain event, trainer Boston John dominated the day, saddling two other winners, while three jockeys scored doubles. John’s other wins apart from Shared Adventure were Joshua and Easter Monday both partnered by his son Kenny John.
Joshua took the Nursery Condition Race for West Indian-bred two-year-olds over 1 100 metres and Easter Monday won the Maidens Handicap for three-year-old and older maidens over 1 800 metres.
Jarelle Beckles scored the first double starting with Just A Fashion for Aysha Syndicate in the Juvenile Condition Race for two-year-olds and open to West Indian-bred three-year-old maidens over 1 100 metres.
Beckles immediately scored with Blue Diamond Racing Run Alke Run in the Maintenance Break Handicap for three-years and older horses rated 67-90 and also open to horses rated 66 and below over 1 100 metres.
Jalon Samuel made sure he was not left out winning astride Blue Diamond Racing’s High Tide in the September Condition Race for three-year-olds.
He next won in good fashion astride the Po Po Syndicate-owned Devil’s Khandy as they took the Winning Down Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 27-50 and also open to horses rated 26 and below over 1 100 metres.