Night Crescendo shines brightly in taking feature event at Rising Sun
Jumbo Jet stable takes top honours as Sun Raiser scores two wins
Night Crescendo owned by Senior Council Marcel Crawford and excellently ridden by Jockey Yap ‘Old boy’ Drepaul ran brilliantly to edge out The Message and take the feature event when the Rising Sun Turf Club in collaboration with the True Friendship Committee successfully held its grand annual one day charity horserace meet last Sunday at the Rising Sun Turf Club, Arima Park, West Coast Berbice.
After a long time a full gate of 11 horses started in the feature B and lower 1400M event and it was Sweet Caramel followed by Night Crescendo and Star Tracer that were out in front early. With Pre race favourite the Message suffering a bad start the race was now an open one. With the large field, it was tough going for those at the back.
Prince Charming made a searing run down the back stretch as it came from the back and challenged the front runners, by then the animals were hitting the far turn in the final straight for home. The Message by then with the experience Paul Delph in the stirrups was doing all that it can to catch the leaders.
As the animals straighten up for home it was now a four horse race, with Night Crescendo timing its move nicely to take the lead as Silver Source, Prince Charming and a fast finishing Message came thundering for the finishing line. The Message which was accelerating like a Rolls Royce and closing rapidly had too much to do as Night Crescendo with enough left in the tank to cross the line by a half a length to take the $400,000 top prize and trophy compliments of banks DIH. Silver Source ended third and Prince Charming fourth.
Appealing Harvest of the Jumbo Jet Stable with Navin Chan on the mount hadn’t much appealing to do as it easily romped to victory in the event for three year old horses Bred and Born in Guyana and the West Indies over 1100M. The animal reaped a bountiful $250,000 and trophy compliments of Ansa McAl trading as Zelona, Stormy Lass and Sky in the Limit had to know their limitations as they rounded out the money.
Sabrina’s Joy of the Jumbo Jet stable and ridden by Navin made it a joyous day for connection of that entity as it cantered to victory in the two year old event for West Indies and Guyana Bred horses over 1100M. The win was worth $200,000 and trophy compliments of BK International. Irish Girl, Princess Yasmin and Money Up Front did not get much of the takings.
The Digicel sponsored E class event over 1100M saw The Gap with Drepaul riding doing as its name suggest as it sprinted away with the $160,000 first prize creating a gap ahead of Zelona, Dutchman and South Sea.
The race for Guyana Bred two year old horses over 1100M was won by Royal Salute of the Baksh stable and ridden by Andy Williams ahead of Kevin, Nordan and Starjinsky. The winner ran away with $150,000 compliments of DDL.
Gabriel’s Gold of the Jumbo jet stable mounted by Paul Delph continued the romantic story for that entity with victory in the G class 1400M event. In winning the $140,000 top prize it beat off Stylish Line, Prixie Fire and World Class.
Sun Razor of the Rohit stable ridden by Daniel Floris was sharp as it cut across its opponents in winning both the ‘I’ class and I3 events for a bright day for the connections of that entity. In both races the winnings were worth $120,000 each, compliments of the National milling Company and Hand In hand Insurance.
Dream Girl and Savion round out the ‘I’ class placing while Spread the News, Royal Time and Savion were the others that placed in the I3 event.
Nobody Knows of the Anderson Stable ridden by May made sure that it is fully known when it ran away from Natural Black to win the J class event along with $100,000 and Trophy over 1100M compliments of Citizens Bank.
Jumbo Jet stable with three victories ran away with the champion stable prize. Jockey Yap ‘old Boy’ Drepaul was adjudged the top rider with apprentice Jockey Andy Williams taking the top apprentice prize compliments of the Trophy Stall Bourda Market.
Over 60 horses took part in the day’s proceedings which had some $3.5M in cash and prizes available.