Elle’s Vision creates big upset at Guyana Cup
It was another day of horseracing and another day of upsets and plenty of disappointments. In the end it was the little known and newly imported Elle’s Vision of the Jagdeo stable that stole the show as most Turfites were left in awe as it created the upset of the Year to race away with the coveted $3M winners money and the Guyana Cup, compliments of Banks DIH Limited in the feature B class event of the Sixth Annual Guyana cup horserace meet last Sunday at the
Port Mourant Turf Club.
The animal running its first race since it was imported from USA a mere two weeks ago, hardly had time to acclimatize as it showed its class. Classified C2 and carrying a weight of 111 pounds with Paul Delph on the perch, the horse was a virtual unknown and a rank outsider before the race.
As the 16 animals left the starting gate Elle’s Vision was always among the front runners in the 1400M event. By the time the event was at the half way point the front runners were going at a searing gallop as some of the horses started to wane under the pressure.
The packed arena by that time was on edge as the horses entered the homestretch, but by then Elle’s Vision was taking control with Delph guiding the animal home on the inside past the winning pole for the big pay day. Marathon man, Dubai Duchess and the Message rounded out the money.
Settle in Seattle of the Shariff racing stable showed that it is the best three year old racehorse around as Jamaican Jockey Brian Blake took the Co-feature three year old West Indies bred event for another convincing victory over Windy War, Serenity and Rosetta. The first prize was $2M and trophy over 1400M.
The $1M prize money and trophy up for grabs in the two year old West Indies bred 1000M race was won by Its my Turn of the Jumbo jet stable with Rad Drepaul in control. Gold Rush ran in second ahead of Princess Alisha and Gold Princess.
There was another win for the Shariff stable in the E class 1200M event when Dubai Duchess with Blake again in the saddle took top honours from The Bailiff, Technology and Work Force to run away with the $900,000 winners’ money and trophy.
The G class 1400M event for the $700,000 first prize and trophy was taken by Celebrating Love of the Jagdeo stable with Blake on the mount. Bridal Stone Corner, Work Force and the Bailiff were the others that placed.
The winner of the Guyana Bred two year old 1000M race for the $500,000 top prize and trophy was Silent Night of The R. Persaud stable with Ajai in the saddles. The animal won from She so special, Party Time and Royal Passion.
War Craft, imported from Trinidad and of the Marcel Crawford stable with Jockey Winston Apadhu on the mount, scored its first victory in Guyana as it won the G3 and lower 1000M event from Face the Fire, Big Impact and Stormy Lass. The win was worth $500,000 and trophy.
Third World of the Quinn stables and ridden by Yap Drepaul came first in the H class 1200M event as it won the $400,000 winner’s money in a close race from I want Revenge, Quincy Girl and Wicked Intention.
Savion with Apadhu again on the perch made it two wins for connections of the Marcel Crawford stable when it won the ‘I’ class 1200M event and the $300,000 first prize from Quincy, Princess Renuka and Pixie Fire.
Face the Heat of the Grey stable with Richmond on the mount took the JKL 1000M race worth $200,000.
The champion Jockey was the Jamaican Brian Blake. The Shariff and Crawford stable with two first and a second each were the champion stables on show. They all received accolades compliments of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market. (Samuel Whyte)