Big wins also for Technology and Settle in Seattle
By Samuel Whyte
Jet Set Go of the Jumbo Jet Stables ridden by Trinidadian Jockey Preayven Badrie
led a one, two three for horses of that entity in the feature C class 1200M event when the Port Mourant Turf club held their annual One day Horse race meet at the Clubs Track on the Corentyne.
The Young Trinidadian from Mirabelle Road, South Trinidad on his first trip to Guyana and in his second year of riding, had less than 24 hours to acclimatise before he mounted his charge.
The race which was run in semi-darkness for the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales Stakes and Trophy saw the animals making sure that most of the winning returned to the owners.
Jet Set Go led for most of the race as it cantered to victory with Badrie urging it on ahead of stable mates Grande De Roja with the Jamaican Andron Findley on the perch and Who is On the Case third ahead of a fast finishing The Message of the Elcock stable, which finished fourth. The win was worth $1.2M and trophy.
Technology of the P&P syndicate and Elcock stables and ridden by Prem Chandra showed that it is time for new inventions as it scored the biggest upset of the day. The animal busted a top notch field to take care of business and scored its first win on Guyana’s soil in the co-feature event for Three year old animals bred and born in Guyana and the West Indies. Running from way down the pack, Technology timed its move perfectly as it went into overdrive down the homestretch to nose ahead and come out victorious by a length from Captain Crook, Damascus Dream and Northern Dancer in a tight finish. With the win the animal romped away with the $600,000 winners Money and the Romel Jagroop Construction Company Trophy.
Settle in Seattle of The Shariff Racing Stable with Jamaican Brian Blake on The Perch showed it opponents that it has now settled in Guyana with a convincing gate to pole victory in the Two year old Guyana and West Indies Bred race for the $500,000 winner’s money and Trophy compliments of Banks DIH Limited. By winning the event Settle in Seattle settled an old score the pre race favourite Serenity as Windy War ran in Third ahead of Roxsona in the 1000M event.
Got to Go of The Jumbo Jet Stable with Badrie in the saddles went from Gate to Pole as it sprinted home with the $500,000 top prize and the Kris Jagdeo Construction trophy ahead of Majestic of the Shariff stable as Night Crescendo and Marathon man rounded out the money in the 1200M E class race.
There was another win for animals of The Jumbo Jet Stable when Appealing Harvest with the Jamaican Andron Findley on his back reaped another win in the G class 1200 event. The takings were worth $400,000 and the Satish Liquor restaurant trophy. Damascus
Dream, Bridal Stone Corner and Face the music were the others that placed.
Savion of The Crawford stable and ridden by Apadhu was unstoppable in winning the I class 1200M event as it scored a comprehensive victory to race away with the $200,000 first prize and trophy
compliments of The Shariff Racing stable, Geddes Grant and the Pompey family. The Gump, Funny Sided and Princess Renuka finished down the order. Jockey Prem Chandra made sure there was smooth sailing for The Gump of the Night Eyes Racing Stable as it raced away with the I3 event and the $150,000 takings and trophy compliments of Republic Bank and the Naljit family. Jockey Prem Chandra was adjudge the top rider on show, while the Jumbo Jet stable rode away with the champion stable award and trainer Sham “Short man” Chattergoon of the Jumbo Jet stable the top trainer accolade. They all received trophies compliments of Mr. Ramesh Sunich of The trophy Stall, Bourda Market. Close to 80 horses participated in the day’s events which saw some $7M in cash and incentives being up for grabs.
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