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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

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

IAN Parsard has again flayed the handicapper’s attempt to burden FATHER PATRICK. Though coming in heaviest for Saturday’s Blumenthal Trophy at six and a half furlongs, Parsard, summoning Romario Spencer to claim nine pounds, has all but nullified...

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

CHAMPION TRAINER Anthony Nunes all but wiped out Gary Subratie’s $1.7 million Jamaica Derby gain, responding with a sweep of the first three places in two $900,000-purse events yesterday. Determined to notch a third-straight trainers’ title this...

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNIVERSAL BOSS should exact revenge on MR UNIVERSE in Monday’s five-straight sprint for million-dollar claimers. The run-on sprinter has an 18lb swing in his favour after losing to speedy MR UNIVERSE by a length and three-quarters at the trip in...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT’S hard to back a filly to beat SHE’S A WONDER in the Oaks after twice placing against the best colts and geldings, first finishing second in December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes and a gallant third as a three-year-old in the 10-furlong St...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:39 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN Parsard kept a poker face and cards close to his chest throughout, waiting until yesterday’s entries morning to unveil a twin assault on Saturday’s biggest purses at Caymanas Park – BIG JULE in the $7.5 million Jamaica Derby and St Leger third-...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY destroyed Fitzgerald Richards’ pair, blinding PATRIARCH with speed before turning on the afterburners, beating GOD OF LOVE by eight and a half lengths in yesterday’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy at five and a half...

Published:Tuesday | August 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER being spanked by FATHER PATRICK at six furlongs in the Hall of Fame Stakes, Fitzgerald Richards pair, PATRIARCH and GOD OF LOVE, return for a crack at Tuesday’s Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy. However, another Ian Parsard...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

APART from the distance of nine furlongs and 25 yards and a glaring 13lb swing in EAGLE ONE’s weight, there’s not hardly any difference between Saturday’s Legal Light Trophy and the King’s Plate at seven furlongs four weeks ago. Six of seven...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie’s one-month transformation of CALCULUS turned around two terrible runs in the Kingston and 2000 Guineas, resulting in a St Leger victory, which has propelled the Sensational Slam-Trinket Box colt to Jamaica Derby favourite. Subratie...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Ian Parsard’s 1000 Guineas winner and St Leger second runner-up, SHE’S A WONDER, appears headed to face colts and geldings in the $7.5 million Betmakers Jamaica Derby on Independence Day, Friday, August 6, as opposed to the fillies-only Jamaica...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER picking their own pockets on last, forsaking a claiming rider for TREVOR’S CHOICE, who carried topweight 126lb against five-straight specialist SALVATION and losing by three-quarter length at the wire, redemption day has arrived for the...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:54 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HAVING decided to keep Dane Dawkins aboard MAHOGANY at 130lb, going six furlongs, while Jordan Barrett slips seven pounds, taking FATHER PATRICK down to 110, Ian Parsard will prove just how smart, or not, his chess move will be in Saturday’s...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EROY took over from HARRY’S TRAIN three furlongs out and turned back LEGALITY in the straight, reversing the form of his previous run, to score a two-length win in yesterday’s overnight allowance at nine furlongs and 25 yards. After meekly...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER running his heart out in the seven-furlong Prince Consort Stakes, getting within a half-length of FURTHER AND BEYOND, turning the tables on CALCULUS who had beaten him in the shorter Sir Howard Stakes, BILLY WHIZZ’ inside draw and level...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TREVOR’S CHOICE tried to steal a march at six and a half furlongs on last but his 46-1 coup was quashed by NIPSTER, who mowed him down to land the Saint Cecelia Cup. Though he has had no luck at five furlongs straight, one mishap after another,...

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...

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