Score’s Even of the Dennis DeRoop Simply Royal Racing Stable proved that it is still the best
racehorse in Guyana, beating the field to win the feature A and lower 1400M event when the Rising Sun Turf Club in collaboration with the Shariff Business Enterprise successfully held the Champion of Champion one day horserace meet at the club’s entity, Rising Sun Arima Park, West Coast Berbice.
Amidst some controversy the meeting was successfully held with the final event being held in semi darkness.
The feature event lived up to expectations as most of the top horses in Guyana took to the starting gates in what was expected to be the race of the year. All the champions were there including a few new imports that came with immense reputations from overseas.
As the animals were sent on their way it was the speedy Appealing Harvest that took the lead, hotly pursued by Princess She is Not. Score’s Even and the newly imported Curfew Tower were close behind as the animals were going at a merry gallop. By the time the horses were on the backstretch and approached the far turn, they were bunched with no one letting up.
Score’s Even began to take orders as Jockey Rad Drepaul began to urge it on. The racehorse made a surge for the front as the horses began to space out. Guyana Cup Champion CP Got Even, which had a bad start, was making tremendous ground and made a late burst down the homestretch. But by then there was no stopping the seven Year Old Grey Kentucky Bred Gelding, Score’s Even as it romped to an easy victory as it took home the coveted $1M and the Beautiful Banks DIH Trophy. CP Got Even race home for second ahead of Princess She Not with Curfew Tower fourth, while the highly rated and newly imported Plum Plum did not place.
There was much controversy in the three year old Guyana and West Indies Bred 1400M event. Just call Me Boss of the Jagdeo stable ridden by Trinidadian Nicholas Patrick crossed the line first in a close tussle ahead from Unsettled of the Bacchus Stable with Randolph Richmond to take home the $400,000 and trophy. However there was much complaining about dirty riding in the event. In the end the stewards decided to allow the result to stand. Pacesetter Release the Beast ended third ahead of Shooting Star.
Midnight Blue imported from Trinidad of the Romell Jagroop Stable ridden by Nicholas Patrick and trained by Bharrat bid its time before taking over to take flight and race away with the two year old 1200M event. Settling Star and Its My Choice rounded out the money.
Captain Crook of The Jumbo Jet stable with Colin Ross in control, led from gate to pole was in took care of the E and Lower 1400M event and the $400,000 top prize and trophy ahead of Swing Easy and Good Will Boy.
War Craft of the Sooklall Stable with veteran Rupert Ramnauth on the hunch, returned to the racing arena as it declared war on its opponents with a late burst down the homestretch to edge home ahead of Swing Easy, Top Of The Line and She So Special to take the G3 and Lower 1400M event and the $300,000 and trophy up for grabs.
Mary Ann of the Lenny Singh Stable with Paul Delph won the $220,000 and trophy in the ‘I’ and lower 1400M event from Easy to Win and Party Time.
Royal Cash piloted by Jockey Rodrigues had a royal time as it first won the J3 event from Swift Way and Speed Vision. It then returned to take the J1 race in darkness from Smarty Light and Sunday Silence. The wins were worth $180,000 and $200,000 respectively.
Royal Cash was adjudged top horse with Jockey Rodrigues the top jockey. They received trophies compliments of Trophy Stall, Bourda Market. (Samuel Whyte)
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