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Bridgmohan's form continues with double at Fair Grounds
Bridgmohan sustained his re-
cent healthy form with con-
trasting wins in an impres-
sive double at Fair Grounds
in Louisiana, Saturday.
Riding on the ten-race card at
the southern United States race-
track, the 37-year-old Jamaican
scored in the US$44 000 race
five with 2-1 bet Freudie Ann
and returned to win with fa-
vourite Spring Value in the $43
000 race eight, to snatch a share
of the honours.
With his latest success, Bridg-
mohan moved to 36 wins but re-
mained sixth, well off the lead
held by Florent Geroux on 77
wins, in the season which wraps
up April 2.
Bridgmoham opened his
account over a mile when he
utilised a front-running effort
to get five-year-old bay mare
Freudie Ann to the wire by 1-3/4
lengths over the four-year-old
and upward fillies and mares.
They led through the half-mile
run in 50.27 seconds, opening up
a length lead on the pack and
gradually pulled away to take
the wire without a challenger.
In race eight over six furlongs,
Bridgmohan combined with
four-year-old colt Spring Val-
ue to beat the four-year-old and
upward by 2-3/4 lengths.
The pair settled near the rear
as Scatdaddyscat posted the
early fractions of 21.81 for the
quarter and 45.35 for the half,
with BB Special chasing from
Bridgmohan brought the colt
up to take the lead at the six-
teenth pole and charged to the
finish in dominant style. (CMC) Noel Meade's Disko
dancing for Cheltenham
Noel Meade reports Disko and A Genie In Abot-
tle to be in tip-top condition with just over a
week to go to Cheltenham.
Grade One winner Disko holds entries in the RSA
and JLT Novices' Chase, while A Genie In A Bottle is
ante-post favourite for the J T McNamara National
Hunt Challenge Cup
"Everything is good. We'd have five going there, I'd
say," the County Meath handler told At The Races.
"I couldn't be happier with both of them - Disko
and A Genie In Abottle. They are both in great shape.
"Disko seems to have bounced out of the race (Flo-
gas Novice Chase at Leopardstown) very well and the
other guy has had plenty of time since that race in
Naas (when second to Anibale Fly in the Woodlands
Park 100 Club Novice Chase).
"We'll just keep our fingers crossed we can get them
in good shape now."
Dorsett doubles up Sandy
Lane Barbados Gold Cup
Dorsett and jockey Jalon
Samuel have won the covet-
ed Gold Cup for the second
time in two years. The duo
crossed the finishing post
in a time of 1:54:3 giving
Trinidadian owner Steve
Madoo another success in
the prestigious event.
A steward's inquiry was in-
itiated, following an exciting
run that saw some bumping
between the front-runners
on the final stretch.
High Noon Rider was second
with favorite KesytoneforVic-
tory in third.
Before the start, Keystone-
forVictory was considered the
one to beat in the highly antic-
ipated race, which had a purse
of over $200,000.
It was a close battle to the
line between Dorsett and
Samuels and High Noon Rid-
er, which had 2015 Canadian
Champion jockey Rafael Her-
nandez aboard, fought in-
tensely to the line with some
bouncing and bumping as the
two raced for home coming off
the final turn.
At the start of the event,
Jalon Samuels found himself
and Dorsett bringing up the
rear. However, neither Dorsett
nor High Noon rider did any of
the pace-making but instead
waited patiently before they
made their move -- passing
the field on the outside as they
made their way to the front.
Dorsett and High Noon Rider
were side-by-side, with both
jockeys pumping and asking
their mounts for more. It is here
that there was some touching
but as they crossed the line it
was Samuels who saluted the
crowd as Dorsett managed to
sneak ahead at the line to be a
Third was Keystoneforvic-
tory with Patrick Husbands
astride while and Nekitta oc-
cupied the fourth spot under
T&T's Trini Navigator
trained by John O'Brien and
owned by Baskaran Bassawh
was 4 1/2 lengths adrift of the
winner in fifth. The other en-
trant to take his chance was
the Shivam Maharaj trained
Conquest Bespoke which dis-
appointed finishing a tailed-
The Glenn Mendez trained
Secret American did not face
By the eighth it will
all be Enfolding
Trotter merits support in an 'aged' Maiden
Stakes over six furlongs of Wolverhampton
today; last week Stuart Kittow's twice-raced
charge narrowly beat Prazeres over course and
distance when they occupied placings behind
heavily-backed, strongly-fancied, Poetic Queen.
An 18/1 chance Trotter was beaten a short-head
with Alan Bailey-trained. Prazeres, half a length away
in a thrilling 'set-to' close home.
Prazeres, coming back from a long absence, visi-
bly 'cracked' in the last strides having led for a long
time whereas Trotter improved considerably and is
definitely going the right way.
Usually it pays to side with form unless you some-
thing that no one else knows.
Likelihood is Prazeres wont benefit suficiently fit-
ness-wise in seven days Trotter, on the other hand, is
probably much better and progressing rapidly. This
Piccolo gelding was also unlucky, being carried right
while challenging when Prazeres weakened and hung
Significantly Oisin Murphy, one of the best young
jockeys on this planet, rides Trotter again and he's
napped to confirm placings and make it third time
This will be intriguing and pre-race betting ex-
changes will doubtless influence serious punters;
mine is to observe form, and time-handicap figures,
when I'm sure!
Later in the eighth and final race Enfolding attempts
to go one better in the 'aged' Maiden Stakes over an
extended nine furlongs; what beats James Fanshawe's
charge will win and Mark Johnston's runner, Special-
ist, might just be favourite.
All-weather punters like to back 'Johnno's' rid-
den by his indefatigable 46-year-old veteran jock-
ey, Joe Fanning, whose positive race-riding policy of
front-running has been successful so often.
Specialist needs to improve if Enfolding hits any-
thing like his best mark.
Our daily patent keeps on winning, next week it's
Cheltenham and I've got some real 'beauts' for the
much-awaited four-day(s) 'Festival!'
Takeoneforjoey with jockey Brian Boodramsingh on saddle wins quite easily from Swept Away ridden by Wilmer Galviz in the
Handicap three year old and over horses rated 80-60 on Arima Race Club's day three card at Santa Rosa Park, Arima on January 28.
PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
Under: (Last Monday)
1 pm ............................... 32-28
4 pm ............................... ....2-15
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Monday, March 6, 2017
28 6.30 pm
11 (Corbeau) 6.30 pm
19 (Horse) 10.30 am
22 (Rat) 4 pm
24 (Queen) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
30 (House Cat)
35 (Big Snake)
27 (Little Snake)
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 1 3 3 2
15SICKWOMAN2 2 0 1
18WATERBOAT 4 1 2 2
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 0 4 0 1
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 2 1 0 2
30HOUSECAT 2 1 1 0
31PARSONWIFE1 3 2 5 11
34BLINDMAN 0 1 1 1
35 BIG SNAKE
10.40 Fleckerl (e.w)
11.10 Trotter (nap)
1.40 Enfolding (e.w)
TAKEONEFORJOEY EASES AWAY
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