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Jazz is set to gain a long-overdue victory
in the Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of
soft, heavy in places Leicester today.
Trainer Charles Hills flies out to Santa
Anita for a tilt at a group one race for sta-
ble-companion, Christelliam, Friday, in
the Breeders Cup Fillies Juvenile and he ll
enjoy his journey much more with news
of a couple of winners.
Bajan Beauty also runs at the Midlands
track in the Maiden Auction Fillies Stakes,
also over six furlongs and the time-com-
parison will be interesting even though the
course will extremely testing.
Both have been working well enough but
whereas Jazz should be a "cert" Bajan Beauty
needs to improve because Angel Flores hils
from the "winning machine" yard of Richard
Fahey, looks pretty "special!"
Redcar runs in tandem and An Chulainn
will undoubtedly be a warm order for the
opening Maiden Fillies Stakes over six fur-
longs but might find blinkered for the first
time Jacqotte Delahaye too speedy.
Each-way is advised Brian Smart s charge
and indeed I ll probably play the "place tre-
A hurricane is forecast to hit this country
later, I ll baton down the hatches in readi-
Stanwyck upsets field
in Turnback the Alarm
BELMONT---Stanwyck put away Fantasy of Flight
and held off even-money favorite Centring to
register a 21-1 upset in the Grade 3, $200,000
Turnback the Alarm Handicap for fillies and
mares on Saturday at Belmont Park.
The 1 1/16-mile Turnback the Alarm was the
first stakes victory for Stanwyck, a 4-year-old
homebred half-sister to 2005 Kentucky Derby win-
ner Giacomo and 2007 Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby
and Grade 1 Goodwood victor Tiago.
Stanwyck raced in fifth as Fantasy of Flight set
fractions of 23.67 seconds for a quarter-mile and
46.81 for the half before she began her rally nearing
the quarter-pole. After taking the lead a furlong
from the finish, Stanwyck was challenged by Cen-
tring but refused to yield, digging in to win by a
head under Alex Solis. It was 4 ¼ lengths back
to third-place finisher Fantasy of Flight, who fin-
ished a half-length in front of Royal Lahaina.
"I had a beautiful trip," said Solis. "I saved
ground and got a good position down on the inside.
I just had to be patient. At the three-sixteenths
pole I got out in the clear and she went by the
other filly and had to wait a little bit. She picked
it up and finished strong to fight the other filly
down the stretch."
Stanwyck completed the distance in 1:42.62
and returned $44.80 for a $2 win wager.
Prior to the Turnback the Alarm, Stanwyck had
made only one start on the dirt, a maiden win at
Santa Anita in October 2012. Since then, she was
third in an optional claimer over Betfair Hollywood
Park s Cushion Track in November and finished
no better than fourth in three starts on the grass.
Two of those races were in optional claimers in
New York: a fourth-place finish in June at Belmont
and a fifth on July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.
"This filly has trained so well in the morning,"
said John Shirreffs, who trains Stanwyck for Jerry
and Ann Moss. "She just hadn t done it in the
afternoon, but she trained like a graded stakes
horse in the morning. We just had to transfer that
form to the afternoon."
Stanwyck improved her record to 3-1-3 in 10
starts and has earned $222,650, including $120,000
for her Turnback the Alarm victory.
Lady Cohiba, Moon Philly, Street Secret, and
Roman Invader completed the order of finish.
In the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap,
Clearly Now collared front-running favorite Strap-
ping Groom at the top of the stretch and pulled
away to a 1 ½-length victory
Clearly Now, who was beaten less than a length
in each of his previous four starts, broke alertly
under jockey Jose Lezcano and settled two lengths
behind Strapping Groom, who set unpressured
fractions of 22.90 seconds for the opening quar-
ter-mile and 45.49 for the half. Ranging up on the
turn, Clearly Now seized command straightening
for home and was never challenged thereafter,
crossing the finish line in 1:21.52 for seven fur-
The victory was Clearly Now s first since taking
Gulfstream Park s Grade 3 Swale in March, after
which he finished second in the Grade 3 Bay Shore
at Aqueduct Racetrack and third in the Grade 2
Woody Stephens presented by NYRA Rewards on
Belmont Stakes Day. He was promoted from third
to second in the Charlie Barley in July at Woodbine
and most recently was runner-up in the Grade 3
Gallant Bob on September 21 at Parx Racing.
"He was on the verge of winning one of these
races and today he put it all together, so it was
great," said Brian Lynch, who trains the 3-year-
old son of Horse Greeley for Up Hill Stable. "Admit-
tedly at Parx the other day, he was on the worst
part of the track, but we thought if we could adjust
something to get him to switch [leads], it would
make a difference. We started breezing him in
blinkers and you could just see that that was the
Owner Shivam Maharaj showed he
means business when he purchased a
yearling by Charismatic Cat/Go Wid D
Flow just after 2.30 pm yesterday. The
yearling was the day s sales topper at
On a very sunny day, there was no dead
heat for the top money spinner for the
Stud Farm Association s (SFA) Yearlings
Sales, 2013. Last year Guyanese business-
man, Nazrudeen Mohammed bought a
yearling by Gold Market/Gin Sling which
proved to be the sales topper for $160,000.
This year, Maharaj set the record straight
and outbidded the Guyana outfit called
The Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, whose members
were conspicuous by their enthusiasm.
That outfit spent some $400,000.
But just after 2.30 pm, when Jamaican
auctioneer Brian Rickman brought the
hammer down on Lot 55---the chestnut
son of Charismatic Cat which was the
property of Myrna Hadeed and consigned
by Poon Tip Stud Farm, Maharaj came
away with it.
Of the 120 lots which were in the SFA
catalogue, 29 did not face the starter or
walk into the ring at Santa Rosa Park.
The Jumbo Jet Auto Sales is the largest
Agricultural Machinery Company in
Guyana, and the syndicate, headed by Rom-
mel Jagroop, purchased eleven horses at a
cost of $800,000.
Deo Maharaj purchased Lot 23 for
$185,000, a dark bay colt by Charismatic
Cat/Blushing Bride. This colt was consigned
by Poon Tip Stud Farm Limited. Another
yearling which was sought after was Lot
27 which cost $165,000. This was a bay
colt by Gold Market/Burning Red which
was bought by top trainer Glenn Mendez.
Mendez also purchased a chestnut filly,
daughter of Marahel/Joy for $185,000.
Owner of Bruceontheloose, Gervan
Mouttet, purchased a bay colt by Ten
Meropa/Latonia, Lot 71 for $105,000.
Among the horsemen who were part of
the occasion were: Kama Maharaj, Joe
Hadeed, John O Brien, Harold Chadee and
Significantly, the sales yesterday bettered
last year s $3.2 million with $3.43 million
being spent at Santa Rosa Park for this
edition of the SFA Yearling Sales.
BELMONT---For the second straight year
Chad Brown reigned as the leading trainer
during the Belmont Park fall meet with
26 wins, while Javier Castellano continued
his strong run by winning 55 races en route
to his third straight on The New York Rac-
ing Association, Inc (NYRA) circuit.
Brown, 34, now has won a total of three
NYRA meet titles, having also led all trainers
during the 2010 Aqueduct Racetrack fall
Castellano, who turned 36 on October
23, annexed the Belmont spring/summer
and Saratoga Race Course riding titles earlier
this year. He has won a total of six NYRA
Brown and Castellano partnered to win
the Grade 2 Bowling Green Handicap with
Hyper on September 7, the Grade 3 Pilgrim
with Bobby s Kitten on October 6, and the
Awad overnight stakes with Storming Inti
on closing day.
In addition, Brown posted stakes victories
in the Grade 1 Garden City with Alterite,
the Spite the Devil overnight stakes with
Readtheprospectus, the Grade 3 Miss Grillo
with Testa Rossi, and Grade 3 Athenia with
Castellano also won the Ashley T. Cole
with Kharafa, the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom
Handicap and Iroquois with unbeaten Clus-
ter of Stars, the Jazzy overnight stakes with
Baffle Me, the Grade 1 Beldame Invitational
with Princess of Sylmar, the Catinca
overnight stakes with Baby J, the Duck
Dance overnight stakes with Caixa Eletron-
ica, the Finney overnight stakes with Baffle
Me, and the Belle Cherie overnight stakes
with Wedding Toast.
Linda Rice finished second in the trainer
standings with 21 wins, two more than Todd
The runner-up to Castellano was Jose
Ortiz, who won 40 races. Rajiv Maragh was
third with 28 triumphs.
The leading owner was Darley Stable,
which won three races on closing day to
edge Drawing Away Stable 9-8. Michael
Dubb and the partnership of Klaravich Sta-
bles and William H Lawrence tied for third
with seven wins.
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 6 6 5 17
02OLDLADY 12 7 4 23
03 CARRIAGE 10 2 5 17
04DEADMAN 4 8 6 18
05 PARSONMAN 6 3 6 15
15 SICKWOMAN 4 10 7 21
18 WATERBOAT 5 9 5 19
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLE SNAKE 6 12 8 26
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUMMAN 8 5 12 26
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 8 6 5 19
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to October 26
27 (Little Snake) 10.30 am
24 (Fowl 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady) 1 pm
10 (Monkey) 10.30am
10 (Monkey) 1 pm
17 (Pigeon) 6.30 pm
Play Jazz at Leicester
7.40 Jacqotte Delahaye (e.w)
9.00 Angel Flores
10.00 Jazz; Redcar
Maharaj buys sales topper for $195,000
Brown repeats as Belmont leading trainer
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