The Score is Even wins feature at Bush Lot United Horserace Meet
By Samuel Whyte
The Score is Even owned by Dennis De Roop of the Simple Royal Racing Stable, Corentyne Berbice did just that when it produced a blistering finish, one of the best seen for some time to nose ahead and race away with the feature event when the Bush Lot United Turf Club of Sea View Park held their day of Racing at their Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice entity.
The animal sourced from America and ridden by the veteran jockey Desmond was off to a bad start in the 1500M event. With the other horses in their strides early and having a merry time up front as they battled for the lead, with Majestic and Work Force among others giving the field the works as they headed for home.
By then it was obvious that the Score is Even had regained its composure and was challenging the leaders. The animal gathering strength and speed all the time, thundering down the track with a burst of speed down the home stretch, catching the leaders just in time and was able to squeeze ahead of Work Force to claim the $1M winning money compliments of Banks DIH and the Jumbo Jet trophy. Work Force and Majestic occupied the other places as the fourth place winner was not decided up to press time due to the darkness of the venue.
A massive crowd was on hand with nine of the schedule 10 races slated for the day completed. Nine horses took part in the feature event.
Settle in Seattle of the Shariff stable and ridden by Jamaican Brian Blake is definitely the best in the business in the three year old Guyana and West Indian bred category with another easy win as it toyed with its opponent before racing away to take the $500,000 top prize and trophy this time over1200M . Occupying the other positions were Rosetta, Rock Sonna, Serenity and Feels like Gold.
There was another win for the Shariff stable with Swing Easy scoring an easy victory in the E class race with Colin Ross in the saddles in the 1200M gallop. It took the $450,000 top prize from Top of the Line, Appealing Harvest, and Work Force.
The two year old 1000M event for Guyana and West Indies bred horses saw Princess Alisha of the Jumbo Jet stable with Patrick riding, winning the $400,000 purse and trophy ahead of Its My Turn and Amelia’s Joy.
Captain Crook with Paul Delph onboard and Top Of the Line made sure the Jumbo Jet Stable scored a one two as they took control of the $300,000 and trophy in the G and lover 1000M event ahead of Stormy Lass and Sleeping in Town.
The event for two year old Guyana and West Indies bred horses was won by She so Special ridden by Junior of the Jumbo Jet Stable from Silent Night, Party Time and Royal Passion. The win was worth $200,000 and trophy.
Dream Girl of the Singh Stable with R Drepaul in control won the H and lower 1400M event and the $200,000 top money and trophy from the Gump and Pixie Fire.
Face the Heat of the Davenand stable with Richmond was first to the finishing pole in the J class event ahead of Mr. Cool, Hard Running’s and Romeo for the $100,000 prize.
The K&L class event with a winning pocket of $80,000 was won by Windy Killer ridden by Ajai. The top stable on show was Jumbo Jet, with the Shariff taking the Runner up spot. There were nine different winners in the jockey’s category and the winner will be announced later. The top individual performers received accolades compliments of the Organisers and the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market.
The police led by Assistant Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan and Inspectors Springer and Stephen were commended for doing a splendid job in the incident free day of racing.
Over 80 horses took part in the $7M Horse race meet.