Treacle, the D3 class animal of the Dookie stable trained by the versatile Fazal Habibulla, continues to churn out victory after victory. It was once again in winner’s row on Sunday when the Rising Sun Turf Club held their annual August Horserace meet at the club’s track at Rising Sun Arima Park, West Coast Berbice.
As the feature D and lower 1400M event got underway the animals were out of the starting gates in an even break with Church House setting the early gallop with the rest of the field in close order. Soon it was a fit again Settle in Seattle in its first race in a little while that moved up to take the lead as the animals by then were going at a merry gallop. Down the back stretch they blazed as Treacle came up to challenge the leader and continued the battle with Settle in Seattle for the lead.
Around the far turn the two animals were still in front in their neck and neck duel with Jack Is My Style and Run Nana Run starting to take orders as they ran into contention while making their move on the front runners.
Into the homestretch it was Treacle that was pointing them as Jack Is My Style and Run Nana Run by then running for all their worth as they took up the chase. But it was little too late as Treacle held on to win by a whisker in a photo finish from a fast finishing Jack is My Style, Run Nana Run came a close third with Settle in Seattle settling for fourth. Treacle, for its fifth triumph of the year, raced away with the feature D and Lower 1400M event the $1M first prize and trophy compliments of Banks DIH.
The G and Lower 1400M event saw Battle Hymn of the Sooklall Stable with Yap ‘Old Boy’ Drepaul in the stirrups taking an early lead before battling off it challengers to win the $400,000 winners money and its third consecutive race from, Marathon Man, Red Cloud and Caisse compliments of Jumbo Jet.
Campador of the Shariff Racing Stable with Winston Appadhu riding, stormed to a major upset as it came through with a bolt of speed to race past the field and take the Three-Year old West Indies Bred maiden and Guyana Bred open and G3 maiden event worth $400,000 from She’s So Special, Miss Doubt Fire and Cat Messiah compliments of Inshan Bacchus.
Paul Delph astride Settling Star of the Shariff racing Stable settled in front of the pack to win the Two-Year Old Open Guyana and WI Bred race for that entity’s second win as it kept out Keep on Swinging, Midnight Blue and Goldikova.
The win was worth $400,000 and trophy compliments of the Shariff Racing Stable.
Mary Ann of the Lenny Singh Stable piloted by Paul Delph was $260, 000 richer as it got home in the ‘I’ and lower 1400M race from Easy to Win, Famous Pride and I’ll Get Another.
Royal Cash of the Mohabir stable ridden by Paul Delph cashed in by a neck in the $200,000 winner’s money and trophy in the J class 1100M race ahead of Smarty Light, Famous Pride and De Gump.
Smarty Light of the Veloza Stable with Jamaican Brian Blake on the hunch came back with a bang as proving too good for its opponents, galloping into winners row in the J3 1100M event, silencing Dance for Gold, Royal Stallion and Sunny Silence.
Jockey Paul Delph rode his way to championship honours with the Shariff Stable being crowned champion stable.
G Sooklall of the Shariff stable was the top trainer. They all received incentives compliments of Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall Bourda Market.
Over 60 horses participated in the event which had in excess of $5M up for the takings.
The next big race meet is set for Sunday 24th August when the 8th annual Jumbo Jet $25M Guyana Cup will be staged and that will be followed by the Bush Lot United Turf Club meet on the 21st September.
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