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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | January 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HAVING SPENT his get-out-of-jail card between open allowance and graded stakes, placing third and fourth to out-of-class KING ARTHUR in consecutive races, before finishing fifth behind HOVER CRAFT outstaying EROY at nine furlongs and 25 yards,...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL player Sean Morris and Delroy Johnson emerged gross-score winners among a field of 98 players at Sunday’s Couples Resorts Ocho Rios Charity Golf Tournament, staged at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Mary. Mark Newnham and Jodie...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROBERT Halledeen notched his sixth winner in three race meets at Caymanas Park yesterday, including an overnight-allowance sprint with overwhelming favourite ONE DON for trainer Gary Subratie, joining Dane Dawkins on seven atop the standings....

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie, who started last Saturday’s 10-race card with a whopping hat-trick, including meet-opening 21-1 outsider, T BRADY, should land tomorrow’s restricted overnight allowance with United States-bred ONE DON after being beaten in a similar...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EAGLE ONE, a winner two runs down in class last week, could strike again with the handicaps in his favour on return to open-allowance company in Saturday’s St Catherine Cup at six furlongs. A grade-one winner last June, beating stablemate KING...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER a see-saw battle, which was effectively decided in the penultimate race of last season, the Anthony Nunes-Jason DaCosta rivalry has reared its head two meets into the new year with importees GO DEH GIRL and EAGLE ONE squaring off for their...

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUPREME SOUL, the 2019 Triple Crown winner, has a chance to score his first victory in almost 18 months, having imported BEST DAUGHTER EVER as his lone obstacle in Saturday’s Fan Appreciation Day Trophy at his favoured nine furlongs and 25 yards....

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes yesterday celebrated the defence of his trainers’ crown with GOLDEN WATTLE’s 11-1 upset victory in the $4 million Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, putting a hotly contested title race to bed by $2.9 million on the final day of the season...

Published:Monday | December 27, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FURTHER AND BEYOND brought down the curtains on yesterday’s 11-race card, and possibly Jason DaCosta’s bid to dethrone trainer Anthony Nunes, by scoring a staggering seven-length victory over Jamaica Derby winner CALCULUS in the $4 million Ian levy...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HIGH DIPLOMACY got everything to his liking yesterday, his preferred distance, a muddy track and in-form Robert Halledeen, who was aboard for his last victory in similar circumstances. Responding to a powerhouse ride from Halledeen in the stretch...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CALCULUS has a tricky five-pound swing on fellow topweight FURTHER AND BEYOND in Sunday’s Ian Levy Cup, an impost which could shift the pendulum from the Jamaica Cup to Gary Subratie’s derby winner in Sunday’s Ian Levy Cup at eight and a half...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HIGH DIPLOMACY ought to make amends for his near miss behind HELICOPTER at eight and a half furlongs a month ago, reunited with no-nonsense Robert Halledeen, who was aboard for the bay colt’s October 2 victory over KHOLBEAR and SWEET N SMART at...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BIG JULE again made short work of rivals yesterday, scooting home six and three-quarter lengths clear of Anthony Nunes’ pair, SANTORINI and BERN NOTICE, for the second time in a month. Basically a rerun of BIG JULE’s November 20 runaway win at nine...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BIG JULE’s out-of-class display against second-string three-year-olds catapulted the in-utero colt into another sphere, which he should underline in Sunday’s restricted stakes at a mile, despite picking up five pounds for his nine-length demolition...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BILLY WHIZZ has no business among overnight-allowance runners after being caught two hops from the line in the two richest races run this year, August’s $7.5 million Jamaica Derby and last month’s $6 million Jamaica Cup, taking on the best older...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ABIGAIL ABLE gave LABAN’s backers quite a scare at the start of yesterday’s Ahwhofah Trophy. Almost unseated at the start aboard the even-money favourite, she recovered to slice through the nine-horse field from eighth position to slip down third...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER four races in the higher class, finishing second twice and fourth the other two occasions, Richard Azan’s LABAN, similar to GOD OF LOVE recently, is back among overnight allowance runners, who he beat four months ago. Never mind that LABAN...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LET’S GET IT ON and SWEET MAJESTY have both performed creditably against decent colts and geldings in recent races to be given the nod in their respective sections of Saturday’s fillies-only Miracle Cure Sprint at the tricky trip of five and a half...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WHATEVER HAPPENS at the gate will determine the winner of Saturday’s None Such Sprint. SHE’S A WONDER and DUKE traded victories at six furlongs in two meetings because of one factor, they got it terribly wrong at the start of their respective...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GOD OF LOVE outbattled GO DEH GIRL by a half-length in what turned out to be a match race on the lead in the Gerry Skelton Memorial at five and a half furlongs yesterday. Down in class among overnight allowance runners, the level at which he had...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GOD OF LOVE is down in class and on the prowl, returning to overnight allowance for the Gerry Skelton Memorial at five and a half furlongs tomorrow, having notched his only victory this season when similarly lowering his sights in June. However,...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THOUGH dominating last month’s Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ at six furlongs, completing the stable exacta for Richard Azan, SLAMMER and PERFECT BREW could find themselves in a stew Saturday, going up against BRINKS and POWER, pacey colts coming off...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes ended the weekend with back-to-back last-race victories over rival Jason DaCosta, ALIMONY landing yesterday’s non-winners-of-two sprint at five furlongs round ahead of SUDDEN FLIGHT. On Saturday, Nunes’ SPARKLE DIAMOND made every post...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HEART OF THE SEA has the speed and a rail-hugging draw to steal a march on rivals in tomorrow’s closing event at five furlongs round, a victory Jason DaCosta badly needs to end the weekend on a high in his battle with Anthony Nunes atop the...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AARON Chatrie made amends for MUM’s recent disqualification and returned to close a two-timer with DIAMOND STAR on yesterday’s nine-race card. A disqualified winner with Chatrie at five furlongs straight, two Sundays ago, MUM again gave her backers...

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