Got to Go from Jumbo Jet stable takes top honours at Kennard Meet
Shariff and Crawford stables also outstanding
By Samuel Whyte
Despite the inclement weather and the soft conditions, the Kennard Memorial Turf Club successfully staged its Post Emancipation Horserace Meet on Sunday, at the club’s entity Bush Lot, Corentyne in Berbice.
At the end of the day, Jumbo Jet Stable returned to form coming out on top after Got to Go with Trinidadian Razack in the stirrups won the feature ‘B’ class event and the hefty $1.5M first prize along with the Carib Beer Trophy.
At the start of the race, the ten horses broke even and stayed tightly bunched until they hit the back straights when the battle for position at the front commenced, with the lead changing hands a number of times as Dubai Duchess, Got to Go and Marathon Man, all in contention for the lead.
As they turned for home, the front runners were still having a battle for the top spot, but Got to Go urged on by Razack took the lead and even the fast finishing Technology had to settle for second as Got to Go quickened inside the final furlong to go past the post first with Marathon Man and Dubai Duchess filling in the minor positions in the 1Mile event.
However, some owners were upset that the distance was changed without notification.
Settle In Seattle of the Sharif racing circle and ridden by Jamaican Brian Blake showed who is boss with another victory as it whipped the field for an easy gate to pole win to take the $500,000 winners’ money and trophy in the Three year old event for Guyana and West Indies bred horses, beating Serenity, Rosetta and Come Dance with me in the 7 furlong event.
The F class event sponsored by DDL was as exciting as it could get with Dubai Duchess with Blake on board being awarded the $400,000 top money and trophy over stable mate Swing Easy with Colin Ross as the horses of the Shariff Racing Stable actually crossing the finishing line together. The animals distancing themselves from the field early for another gate to Pole win from Work Force and Captain Crook.
Princess Alicia of the Jumbo Jet stable with Trinidadian Stephen on the mount
led stable mates, It’s My Turn and Gypsy Jet in a clean sweep in the race for Guyana and West Indies bred Two year old horses as it ran away with the $400,000 top prize and trophy over 6F.
Bridal Stone corner of the Marcel Crawford stable with Winston Appadhu riding took the $320, 000 and trophy on offer in a gate to pole victory as it won the G class history making event with Celebrating Love, Gold Romance and Prado Gold all being given a dead heat for second place. The race for Two year old Guyana bred Horses was won by Party Time, ridden by R Drepaul ahead of Silent Night, She So Special and Summer Breeze.
The H and lower race was won by Third World of the Quinn Stable, with Yap Drepaul again piloting the animal, from Sir Balagie, Quincy my Darling and Wicked Intention. The win was worth $240,000 over 6 F.
Mona Lisa scored a second victory for horses of the Crawford stable when it
cantered to a gate to pole victory in the ‘I’ class 6F race and took home the $200,000 first prize and trophy ahead of Pick Pocket, Silver Kid and Hard Running.
Prince Bayaya of the Veroza Stable with Yap Drepaul riding won the K and lower event from stable mate Smartie Light with Lucky Gamble and Windy Killer over 5F.
The top individual prizes on offer compliments of Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market went to Jockey Winston Appadhu ahead of Brian Blake and Yap Drepaul, while the Jumbo Jet Stables ran away with the top stable accolade.
Over 70 horses took part in the day’s activity which had close to $8M on offer.