KINGSTON, Jamaica – THE QUICK GALLOPER analyzes the ten races run on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
RACE ONE – The departure of morning line favourite Zabratone as a late non-starter opened the winning gateway for any of the remaining seven runners. As it unfolded, the Lawrence Freemantle-trained, Chris Mamdeen ridden, Anngelos made use of the given opportunity to win easily by 4 ¾ lengths. Win number seven in 2022, for Freemantle, and number 18 for Mamdeen.
RACE TWO - Originally, the second race had six listed starters with four facing the starter, as Hunter’s Ridge and Audibility were taken out as late non-starters. Despite only four runners, the longest shot Trulicity at odds of 7-2 got the neck in front when it mattered. The first of two on the day for jockey Aaron Chatrie and the first from 13 starts in 2022, for trainer Kevin Brivette. The win by Trulicity was another example of a horse triumphing with a change of equipment. Trulicity won with the blinkers off and the cheek pieces on.
RACE THREE – Finally, finally, finally, after 26 tries, Another Vigorous is a winner. Making one tilt, Another Vigorous, provided joy for his connections including jockey Oniel Scott and hardworking conditioner Rowan Mathie.
RACE FOUR – Acapella brought untold joy for her trainer, the long-serving Michael Hall. Hall has been around for a long while plying his trade like the gentleman he is, and to earn his first win from five starts must have put a smile on his face. Win number two for jockey Aaron Chatrie.
RACE FIVE – It was joyful celebration time for trainer Patrick ‘Wacky’ Lynch in the fifth. The accomplished conditioner saddled his 400th winner when Joyful obliged by nine lengths with Dane Dawkins aboard. To increase the value of the moment, Joyful is owned and bred by Lynch, plus he had the exacta as his other charge Sure Curlin finished second.
RACE SIX – This was an event for three-year-old maidens going five furlongs straight. Victory came to third-time starter Lord Burkington from the surging shedrow of Gary Subratie. It was powerful handling by Andre Powell, which assisted in earning this win for the connections. Of special note, there were 15 starters, with the first five finishers all running from the outside draws.
RACE SEVEN – Another case when a change of equipment made the difference. This time it was the Philip Feanny-trained Lacrimae racing with the tongue tie on, who made it two wins from seven starts. In the saddle was Bebeto Harvey, making a rare appearance in the irons for trainer Feanny. Watch second placed Wowtastic in the future.
RACE EIGHT – The Winston Griffiths Classic saw progressive three-year-old Brinks earn his first win of this season. Another article will be posted on this race.
RACE NINE – This Overnight capped a memorable day for trainer Patrick Lynch as his warrior El Professor after a long absence returned to the winners’ enclosure. This was El Profesor eighth win from a total of 75 starts. El Profesor has now earned just over $7 million. The lone three-year-old in this race was Emperorofthecats, the only member of his cohort to reach Overnight Allowance without winning a Classic race. He was hampered when making his run on the inside rails. Emperorofthecats will win comfortably in this grade.
RACE TEN – Long-standing conditioner Randolph Scott paid his second visit to the winners’ circle when his four-year-old pride and joy Sensational Gold won his second career race.