Score’s Even settle rivals with convincing win at PMTC
Sleeping in Town and Joyful Victory win again
Score’s Even owned and trained by Dennis DeRoop of the Simple Royal Stable and ridden by Kevin Richmond, with a score to settle, showed its mettle with a convincing victory to take the feature B and lower event when the Port Mourant Turf Club held their grand end of year horserace meet at the club’s racetrack Sunday.
There was much anticipation before the start of the race with Score’s Even with its Kentucky bred bloodline and Settle In Seattle among others out to prove who is boss and end the year on a high especially since Seattle in Seattle’s upset victory in the last race meet a few days ago.
As the eight horses left the starting gates, Settle in Seattle known for its early speed had a bad start and did not get the break it anticipated being boxed into a jam. Mission King of the Colin Elcock stable with Ramnauth on board also known for its early speed was out quickly and did most of the early running with Marathon man.
The animals were going at a merry gallop by the time they hit the back stretch with mission King still pointing them. By then California Strike of The Shariff stable with Blake in control took up the running and was leading the way at pulsating speed even as the other animals were also going at a merry gallop. The Score’s Even by then was making a move as it started to pick its stride. Into the home stretch the race was still open, but as the animals thundered towards the finishing line it was Score’s Even with its distinct Grey colour classified B3 and carrying a weight of 126 pounds with Richmond urging it on that was coming through like a shot from a gun on the inside to take pole position and the $1.5M winning purse and Trophy compliments of Jumbo Jet ahead of California Strike, Mission King and Got To Go.
Serenity of the Jumbo Jet stable ridden by Rad Drepaul returned to winner’s enclosure as it pounded out a victory in the 1600M event for Guyana and West Indies Bred Horses and took home the $600,000 and trophy from Windy War, Silent Lizzy and Rosetta.
Sleeping in Town of the Crawford/ Persaud stable trained by Pluck and ridden once again by Brendon Solomon continued its winning ways with a fourth consecutive victory as it rounded out the year as one of the top runners in the country. Known for its blistering finish and moving up in class, the animal showed that the move did not affect as it romped to victory collecting $500,000 and trophy ahead of Home Bush Baby, Swing Easy and Traditional man.
Jumbo Jet stable took the first two positions in the Two year old Guyana and West Indies Bred 1200M sprint and the $500,000 winner’s money with Its My Turn with Drepaul and Princess Alicia with Junior Sookhan doing the honours from Gold Rush and The Wild Grinder.
There was a major upset in the G and lower 1400M race with the little known Treacle of the Habibulla stable with Richmond on the mount taking top honors from a topnotch field, beating Celebrating Love, Top of The Line and Times Have Changed. The win was worth $400,000 and trophy.
There was much controversy in the two year old Guyana bred 1000M event which had a top prize of $300,000 and trophy up for grabs, with rivals She So Special of the Jumbo Jet stable with Junior on the hunch and Silent Night of The Shariff Stable with Ross on board battling all the way to the finish line. The result however was controversial as the judges awarded She So Special the top position, however videos suggested otherwise. Easy to Win and Party Time were the others that placed.
Joyful Victory of the Jagdeo stable with Delph in the saddles hardly broke a sweat as it made it three out of three with another gate to pole victory in the H class 1200M gallop worth $300,000 and trophy. Wicked Intentions placed second ahead of I Want Revenge.
There was a victory for Savion of the Crawford stable with Apadhu on the mount as it lead a one two ahead of Mona Lisa with Blessings and Apostle rounding out the placing in the ‘I’ and lower event worth $200,000 and trophy over 1200M.
The J class race was won by Princess Bayaya of the Velloza stable as it took away $150,000 and trophy over 1000M.
Rad Drepaul was the top Jockey with the Jumbo Jet Stable taking top honours. They received incentives compliments of Trophy Stall, Bourda market.
Over $8.5 M in cash trophies and other incentives were up for up for grabs in an incident free day of racing.