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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AN INTRIGUING clash of speedsters – Jamaica Derby-winner ATOMICA versus four-year-old SHE’S MY DESTINY – should have punters on the edge of their seats from the word go in Saturday’s I’msatisfied Trophy at six furlongs. Though it’s a big 12-horse...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DOWN-IN-CLASS speedster RUNAWAY ALGO made short work of yesterday’s Bridge 99FM feature race for overnight-allowance runners, going gate-to-wire in the seven and a half furlong event. A prospect for the US$125,000 Mouttet Mile on December 3, the...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RUNAWAY ALGO is a tempting banker in Sunday’s Bridge 99 FM Cup at seven and a half furlongs after staying on for third behind JORDON REIGN’S and EROY at a mile in grade one on August 27. However, galloping out the mile chute is no blink-sprint,...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JASON DACOSTA’S in-form American, I AM FRED, appears a hot prospect to take out CALCULUS in Saturday’s Menudo Trophy after pulling off a giant-killing act, outfinishing speedy MAHOGANY at six furlongs in the None Such Trophy at six furlongs two...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

STAKES-LEADER JASON DaCosta responded to champion trainer Anthony Nunes’ eight winners in three meets with a two-timer on Tuesday, opening and closing the rescheduled nine-race card with favourites THEGOODLIFE and SILENT MISSION, respectively....

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SILENT MISSION had absolutely no luck in running on last, over-confidently ridden and herded wide after a spill on the home turn, eventually finishing a storming fourth, beaten a half-length in a driving finish in a race won by GREAT TRICK ahead of...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EAGLE ONE has landed back among overnight allowance runners after being stumped by fellow American, RACE CAR, who was also down in class for the August 20 six-furlong sprint. Sent off a hot 3-5 favourite, EAGLE ONE was caught by sparingly raced but...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THANKSGIVING MIGHT be two months away, but Team 6 had their turkey on Tuesday, three birdies in a row, rallying from second to beat day-one joint leaders Team 20 by one stroke in the 18th US Travel Advisors Golf Tournament at Sandals Golf and...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FORMER national player Jonathan Newnham yesterday watched as the 18th US Travel Advisors Golf Tournament teed off at a venue he knows all too well – Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Mary – freshly minted as resident pro in charge of the...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CALCULUS, last year’s Jamaica Derby winner, went on an afternoon stroll in yesterday’s Kenneth Mattis Memorial at nine furlongs and 25 yards, dismissing stablemate AWESOME TREASURE a half-mile out before staying on in workmanlike fashion to easily...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

POINTING to a full field of 150 participants down to tee off in this morning’s 18th annual United States Travel Advisors Golf Tournament at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Mary, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett on Saturday said the...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CALCULUS will be a no-brainer banker on every ticket punched Sunday, scandalously down two groups among overnight-allowance runners after failing by a half-length to catch KING ARTHUR in the Grade One Eros Trophy six weeks ago, allowing the 2020...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WERE A line to be run through MAHOGANY’s loss to RUNAWAY ALGO, reporting lightly trained off a seven-month break in mid-April, it would be reasonable to say the five-year-old gelding’s last true defeat was December 2020 when finishing fourth in the...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THOUGH HE failed to win a classic race, BRINKS regained form in time to claim runner-up spots in the 2000 Guineas and Jamaica Derby, plus a third-place run in the St Leger, to put his miserable early season performances behind him, again showing...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD Azan’s POWER RANKING and ARTESIA upstaged favourites in back-to-back races yesterday, handing the veteran trainer the two biggest purses on the 10-race card. Omar Walker made a decisive move with 9-2 chance ARTESIA down the backstretch to...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RACING among horses who have never won an overnight allowance, United States-bred THE GOOD WITCH is technically down in class for Sunday’s ninth event at seven furlongs, beaten three times in July by runners now campaigning in open allowance/graded...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING RIDER Dane Dawkins and champion Anthony Thomas square off on Saturday aboard JORDON REIGN’S and KING ARTHUR, respectively, in what should be a cracker for the She’s A Maneater Trophy at a mile. Dawkins has been unrelenting in his quest for...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

D HEAD CORNERSTONE used his classic form, fourth in the St Leger and Jamaica Derby, to outstay UNRULY DUDE in yesterday’s Caymanas Park 1959 feature race at a mile, collaring the speedster a half-furlong out before pulling away for a comfortable...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SPENCER Chung’s imported maiden, REAL BOSS, had her petticoat exposed on last, a flying second to PERFECT BREW at seven furlongs after being broadsided shortly after the start and all but tailed off down the backstretch. Fitted with blinkers for...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EAGLE ONE belongs nowhere near overnight-allowance runners, having beaten open allowance/graded stakes in February, afterwards holding his own in subsequent races at the level, including a four-length finish for fourth behind JORDON REIGN’s 1:12.3...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN PARSARD stablemates, imported JORDON REIGN’S and last year’s classic-winning filly, SHE’S A WONDER, are down to meet in Saturday’s Reggae Trophy at five furlongs straight, with two pounds separating her from the gelding. JORDON REIGN’S is on a...

Published:Monday | August 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

OUR ANGEL confirmed her status as the second-best filly in the country with a convincing victory in yesterday’s 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks, thwarting bids from GOLDEN WATTLE and SILENT MISSION in a five-length win over joint 2-1 favourite SUNSET...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IF THERE was ever a horse to have benefitted from the classic season starting two months later, instead of let’s-get-it-over-and-done-with April to July, Robert Pearson’s OUR ANGEL can take a bow heading into Sunday’s Jamaica Oaks at 10 furlongs....

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ATOMICA’s FLASHY 1:25.3 at exercise last Sunday has reignited the filly versus colt saga for Saturday’s Jamaica Derby despite BLUE VINYL’s convincing victory at 10 furlongs in the St Leger a month ago. Unbeaten in five starts heading into the St...

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN PARSARD’S MAHOGANY used his terrifying mid-race pace early in the stretch run to kick clear of natural sprinters, GOD OF LOVE and LABAN, for a predictable five-and-a-quarter length win in yesterday’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission...

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