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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Ian Parsard closed a three-timer yesterday with a telling victory from classy three-year-old gelding MAHOGANY, who decimated the highly thought-of United States-bred pair SIR ALTON and CRAFTY AND READY, winning by six and a half lengths at...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION owner Michros’ DUKE has worked really well for today’s closing event, stretched out at seven furlongs, only the third time he will go beyond six and a half in his last seven races, a more relaxed pace, which will suit his running style. In...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ONLY a length and three-quarter separated second to fifth – CAMPESINO, BOLD AFLAIR, EYE CANDY and CRYPTOCURRENCY – in an incident-plagued race won by DUNROBIN on January 18, so take no chances with any of the four and approach Saturday’s overnight...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ATLANTIC BLUE took over from speedy K J EXPRESS and lasted home by a neck from fast-finishing HOVER CRAFT on his return from a near four-month lay-up, to land the Allan E ‘Billy’ Williams Memorial yesterday. KJ EXPRESS blazer was cracking...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FIRST-time starters could account for today’s twin features for three-year-olds, the colts and geldings-only Mercury Sprint and its sister Eight Thirty Sprint, maiden events at five furlongs straight, which have historically sprung a classic...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EYE CANDY is extremely dangerous, carrying 110lb with improving claiming apprentice, Anthony Allen, in Saturday’s closing event, a six-furlong optional claiming race. Veteran trainer Dennis Lee has been using apprentices to win races aboard the...

Published:Saturday | January 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FIRST-time champion trainer, Anthony Nunes, should get his reign rolling with a three-timer on this afternoon’s 10-race programme – PATRIARCH, BIGBANG and SAN SIRO – in response to his dethroned rival, 18-time champion, Wayne DaCosta, who was...

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN Parsard’s KINGSMAN served notice as an emerging force for the new racing season, clocking a cracking 1:18.3, eased down by apprentice Kiaman McGregor, to romp the six-and-half furlong New Year’s Day Trophy by six and a half lengths. KINGSMAN,...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRADITIONAL season-opening events, the McKay Security Trophy, Fan Appreciation Day Trophy and New Year’s Day Trophy, nine furlongs and 25 yards and six and a half furlongs, respectively, should suit UNBREAKABLE, CRIMSON and ENUFFISENUFF....

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:52 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie’s WOW WOW did just enough, a workman-like victory, with no-frills journeyman rider Panamanian Ameth Robles to take control of the Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes three furlongs out, running away from rivals...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie has sights on a Boxing Day double, a WOW WOW romp in the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, which should make the bay colt the first horse to bag the $1-million bonus for sweeping the Supreme Ventures Limited Jamaica Two-Year-Old Series,...

Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TREVOR’S CHOICE defied near-topweight to blind rivals with speed in yesterday’s closing event, clocking a fast 1:05.1 for five and a half furlongs. The dark bay colt left post-position one blazing with Shane Ellis and had the entire field pushing...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHOULD TREVOR’S CHOICE repeat his November 2 performance when stepping up in class to face non-winners-of-three, stealing a march at five furlongs round, but found PRINCE CHARLES too improved and was caught a half-furlong out, trainer Alford Brown...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SENTIENT returns off a month’s break, a longer rest period than the three horses who beat him in the Diamond Mile, getting an ideal distance against horses, who he has had the jump on from this season’s three-year-old classics. It’s SENTIENT’s turn...

Published:Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 12:33 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BACKERS of CRYPTOCURRENCY might have been wondering what the hell Oneil Mullings was doing aboard the four-year-old filly on November 8, as still as a statue, entering the lane in splits of 23.0 and a half-mile in 45.4, only asking his mount to run...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WAYNE DaCosta calling in two-kilo claiming apprentice Raddesh Roman to partner SERGEANT RECKLESS at 109lb shows exactly where his sentiments rest, with two starters in this afternoon’s five-furlong straight overnight allowance sprint, his other...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:34 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HAVING increased his lead inside the last furlong of the six consecutive races he has won, WOW WOW’s stamina at seven furlongs, against the same bunch of two-year-olds, cannot be questioned in this afternoon’s Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy....

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TEAM 17, playing as J Star Travel and Events/Travel Only, comprising Jessica Morris, Craig Membery, Sue and Colin Springgay, yesterday shot a six under-par, 65, to hold a four-stroke lead ahead of WestJet’s Spencer Sorensen, Ryan Saroli, Stavros...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:34 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes’ trump card in his bid to land a three-timer on this afternoon’s 11-race card is TOONA CILIATA in the memorial event run in honour of his late father, Nigel B. Nunes. The leading trainer has three runners accompanying TOONA CILIATA –...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes’ EARN YOUR STRIPES has a 15lb weight swing in his favour, renewing rivalry with SEBASTIAN, who he had allowed 17lb when going down by a length and a quarter at this afternoon’s distance, nine furlongs and 25 yards, on October 21. A...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WITH $5,554,865 separating leader Anthony Nunes from champion Wayne DaCosta atop the stakes standings, this afternoon’s battleground is in the open-allowance sprint at five and a half furlongs in which DaCosta has MR UNIVERSE and back-to-back...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes swept five of yesterday’s last seven races, including the three feature events, extending his lead to $13.7 million ahead of 18-time defending champion, Wayne DaCosta. Canada-based Dane Nelson, who himself bagged five winners on his...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

APART from ripping up the exercise track in the mornings, there is nothing, in terms of performance, that SHE’S A MANEATER has laid down in a race that STRANGER DANGER hasn’t proven that he can match or better. His stakes record 1:36.3 in last...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:48 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADER Anthony Nunes and defending champion Wayne DaCosta are set to trade punches with 27 starters on this afternoon’s 11-race card, heading into tomorrow’s Diamond Mile meet with $11m separating them atop the trainers’ standings. Nunes has 14...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes’ PRINCE CHARLES has a score to settle with rival barn Wayne DaCosta’s ROJORN DI PILOT after decking Shane Ellis at the start when they met at five furlongs straight on October 12. With the excitement high surrounding the trainers’...

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