VAMPIRE REJECTION GOES ONE BETTER
After ending second by half a size to Time For A Kola over 7 furlongs (1,400m) on February 7, Vampire Rejection retuned half-furlong (100m) longer at 7 ½ furlongs (1,500m) and made one transfer to simply win the native-bred five-year-old and upwards Restricted Allowance V (non-winners of two) occasion.
Jockey Dane Nelson pushed the Donovan Plummer-conditioned Vampire Rejection to the lead on the off, because the darkish bay horse battled with Saint Michael (Paul Francis) and Sea Cruise (Trevor Simpson) down the backstretch earlier than drawing off on the half-mile (800m).
In deep stretch, Vampire Rejection coasted house clear, profitable simply by 6 lengths forward of Saint Michael and Physician Gray (Tevin Foster) in that order.
Owned by Faulyn Messam, Vampire Rejection ( Soul Warrior – Rum Ridge) gained in a time of 1:36.4. The win was Plummer’s first win for the season.
Child Star comes good down
Ending third in her first race of the season on January 23, the Johnny Wilmot-trained Child Star ( Nuclear Wayne – Westqueenstreet) returned in tip-top situation to attain in a native-bred five-year-old and upwards Restricted Allowance 1V (non-winners of three) at 5 furlongs (1,000m) straight.
Working from the quantity 10 publish, Child Star obtained break below jockey Anthony Thomas, and raced simply behind Custer (Tevin Foster) for the primary half of the race earlier than difficult for the lead coming throughout the dummy rails.
With the momentum going her means, Child Star drew off inside within the last levels of the race to win by 2 lengths. Custer held on for second forward of Metropolis Counsel, the mount of Christopher Mamdeen. The ultimate time for the race was 1:00.0 with splits of twenty-two.3 x 45.4.
CONSISTENCY PAYS OFF FOR PAPITO
Consistency and persistence proceed to repay for the connections of Papito because the four-year-old bay colt picked up his second win from six begins after simply taking division one among a four-year-old and upwards Restricted Allowance V occasion over 5 ½ furlongs (1,100m).
Skilled by Gary Subratie and ridden by Dane Nelson, the evenly raced Papito was in an early duel with Double Jeopardy (Dane Dawkins) and Sensational Satin (Javaniel Patterson) going into the half-mile flip.
Papito hugged the within rails, reduce the flip, and located a transparent run in deep stretch to be accountable for the race. With a few cracks of the whip and powerful urgings from Nelson, Papito proved too sturdy for rivals and drew off to win by 1 ¾ lengths in a time of 1:07.4.
Versatile Imaginative and prescient, below apprentice Youville Pinnock, got here from far behind to get second place in her first run since her eighth place in final yr’s 1000 Guineas. My Time Now, the mount of Matthew Bennett, additionally got here from far behind to earn third.
COPPERTONE UPSETS AT 24-1 WITH TONGUE TIE ON, BLINKERS OFF
Working with the blinkers off and the tongue tie on, the Randolph Scott-conditioned Coppertone created an enormous upset at 24-1 when he made one transfer in division two of a four-year-old and upwards Restricted Allowance V over 5 ½ furlongs.
With Christopher Mamdeen within the saddle, Coppertone jumped proper to the entrance when the gates opened, however was instantly examined by Stormy Silana (Dane Nelson) going into the half-mile flip.
Turning for house, Coppertone accelerated and powered off to win by 1 ½ lengths in a time of 1:08.0. Okay D Flyer (Aaron Chatrie) was second and Elitist (Anthony Thomas) third.
SIX HORSES CLAIMED
Six horses have been claimed on the nine-race programme.
Fernando Geddes claimed Musketoon for proprietor Ainsley McKoy for $300,000 from Dennis Pryce and Tyrone Prince claimed Kiah for proprietor Joseph Martin for $350,000 from Michael Campbell within the third race.
Within the fourth race, Byron Davis claimed Sir Arjun Babu for proprietor Glendon Drummond from Gary Subratie, Steven Todd claimed Flowers Thirty for proprietor Keisha Thomas from Ryan Darby, Ryan Williams claimed Unbreakable for proprietor Blue Knights Stables from Donovan Russell and Dennis Pryce claimed Burlin for proprietor Vernaldo Scott from Errol Burke. All horses within the fourth occasion went for a tag of $250,000 every.
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