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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EVERYTHING in the form book points to MINIATURE MAN winning Saturday’s Jamaica St Leger, unbeaten in three starts since stretched out past six furlongs, including a convincing 2000 Guineas victory over his two main rivals – NUCLEAR NOON and FURTHER...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EL PROFESOR dropped an 8-1 bomb in yesterday’s Awesome Power Trophy, a non-restricted overnight allowance, swooping down on EROY and DOUBLE CROWN, turning for home along the rail, before exploding for a three and three-quarter length victory at...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EROY finally gets a field he can dominate, a return to overnight allowance company, who he beat by 10 lengths in February, clocking 1:18.3 at six and a half furlongs. Reporting with 126lb in Monday’s Awesome Power Trophy at seven and a half should...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

STABLEMATES PATRIARCH and GOD OF LOVE have the exacta locked in Saturday’s SVL 20th Anniversary Trophy with nary a horse in sight to separate them in the five-and-a-half furlong event for open allowance runners. The weight allotment of 126lb has...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN Parsard’s BIG JULE, imported in utero, yesterday announced himself as a Jamaica Derby contender, clocking 1:57.4 to land division two of the Mr Lover Lover Trophy, equalling the fastest time at nine furlongs and 25 yards this season. Bred...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Ian Parsard has a hat-trick lined up for Monday’s 10-race card, starting with a penalty kick – MAHOGANY, the fastest middle-distance horse in the country – down in class among overnight allowance runners at six furlongs in the seventh. In...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HAVING improved leaps and bounds since fitted with the visor at the back end of last season, ONEOFAKIND has this year caught up with his classic peers, humbling the St Leger and Jamaica Derby winners, NIPSTER and KING ARTHUR, in back-to-back races...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AMBUSHED by 16-1 outsider EAGLE ONE in what was an anticipated rematch on May 25, United States-bred EXCESSIVE FORCE and imported-in utero DOUBLE CROWN lock horns at a mile in Saturday’s Alsafra Trophy with nothing to separate them in the nine-...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FATHER PATRICK chased DEEP BLUE SEA off the lead and ran away from EROY up the lane to easily win yesterday’s six-furlong Lady Geeta Trophy as the 7-5 favourite. Reunited with Oshane Nugent, with whom he won back-to-back races in December and...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOPWEIGHT five-year-olds, DUKE and FATHER PATRICK, should duke it out in Monday’s six-furlong Lady Geeta Trophy - one enjoying his best days ever and the other indicating that a two-month lay-up might have been what the doctor ordered to restore...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT’s really hard not to back the respective winter-book favourites, SHE’S A WONDER and FURTHER AND BEYOND, to prove their dominance, at level weight, against their peers in Saturday’s 1000 and 2000 Guineas classics. The last time SHE’S A WONDER...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SATURDAY’s closing event will be a sprinter’s paradise, non-winners of two races, going five and a half furlongs, SURE CURLIN and SUPER DUPER, the top contenders and drawn alongside each other. SURE CURLIN has 10 runs under her girth, the last...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DOUBLE CROWN returns off a four-month lay-up carrying topweight, but back among overnight allowance runners in Tuesday’s Labour Day Trophy, after dismissing classy ANOTHER AFFAIR at the level on January 23. Renewing rivalry with imported EXCESSIVE...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE ‘Kingston’ might have been the last ‘major’ 2000 Guineas prep but the script for the colts-and-geldings classic won’t be finalised until after a pair of seven-furlong events set for this Saturday. Champion trainer Anthony Nunes, revelling in a...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Course-specialist ROJORN DI PILOT tracked early leader FORMAL GLADIATOR before taking charge of yesterday’s five-furlong straight overnight allowance event, beating late-charging RAS EMANUEL by two lengths. Always the horse to beat on back class...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROJORN DI PILOT gets a plumb draw on the stands’ side in Monday’s overnight allowance at five furlongs straight, which should put him well clear entering the main track. It’s hard not to back course specialist ROJORN DI PILOT after his encouraging...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FURTHER AND BEYOND showed all the tell-tale signs of being a bit ring-rusty in the April 8 Prince Consort Stakes, lasting home by a short head from BILLY WHIZZ, who he allowed nine pounds, reporting off a three-month break for the seven-furlong...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

VICTORY TURN made all the running to crash the party in yesterday’s overnight allowance at six furlongs, at odds of 26-1, upstaging 4-5 favourite LABAN. A speedy five-year-old United States importee, VICTORY TURN coasted into the lane clear of...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A WONDER’s Thornbird Stakes win, an easy 10-length romp after being slowly into stride, makes tomorrow’s Portmore fillies-only event a spectator’s race, despite her allowing weight all around in the seven-and-a-half furlong event. Runner-up...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Total’s rollout of Jamaica’s first automated car wash in Portmore Pines is the first of three targeted for the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region and Montego Bay by 2022. Commercial Director Antoine Bennevault believes that competitive price...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ONEOFAKIND staged a tremendous rally inside the last half-furlong of yesterday’s Viceroy Trophy to outfinish stablemate NIPSTER, completing a hat-trick of wins for a 7-1 upset in his first outing among open allowance/graded stakes runners....

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BACK-TO-FORM Jamaica Derby-winner, KING ARTHUR, should easily land this afternoon’s JRC World Vet Day Trophy at a mile after reporting off a three-month plus break with a fast-time win at five furlongs straight, collaring speedy BASILICUS a furlong...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA’s acceleration in last month’s Chairman’s Trophy, splits of 58.3 and 1:11.0, coming out of an opening quarter of 23.4, the first three furlongs in 35.0, a move that crippled rivals, confirmed him as the country’s top-rated runner,...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DISQUALIFIED open-allowance winner, SIR ALTON, returned from a near five-month break to land yesterday’s closing event at five furlongs straight. Reporting down in class among overnight allowance runners on a get-out-of-jail card, being a...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TALENTED foreigners, SPARKLE DIAMOND and SIR ALTON, report off respective four-month lay-ups, down in class, among overnight allowance runners, in Monday’s closing event, a five-furlong straight dash, with top-rated chances against their local-bred...

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