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Momentum and Soca Rhapsody
will put their unbeaten records on
the line when racing continues
tomorrow, 2014 at Santa Rosa Park,
Last year s champion West Indian
bred juveniles will be involved in the
feature events of the 11th round of
the Arima Race Club s 2014 season.
Momentum will be up first in the
seventh event, the Flamingo Stakes
and two races later Soca Rhapsody
will face the starter in the Ibis Stakes,
penultimate event of the ten race
Momentum has proved to be in
class of his own and the question
may be not whether he will win,
but by how far.
After scoring runaway victories
in both outings last year, Dr. Rupert
Indar Jr s Jamaican bred colt came
up against a few very talented Amer-
ican bred three-year-olds last time
out in the middle of February and
prevailed by over three lengths.
Momentum is one of the most
exciting West Indian bred prospects
we have seen in the 20 years of cen-
tralisation and he could very well
be the first horse to win the Triple
Crown; that is the NLCB Easter
Guineas, the Carib Brewery Mid-
summer Classic and NGC CNG
Trinidad Derby Stakes, since Top Of
The Class 11 years ago if he proves
to be a stayer.
Six fellow West Indian bred three-
year-old colts and geldings will be
in opposition on Saturday in the
1,350 metres event.
The list is headed by Eye See You,
who has won twice, but finished a
distant second to Momentum in his
other two starts, the Nursery Stakes
and the Republic Online St. James
Stakes (GR.IRC&G) last year.
The next best bet for the runner-
up position could be High Octane,
who scored by over three lengths
the only time he faced the starter
in the $150,000 Royal Colours Clas-
sic a month ago.
Justcallmebas, who like High
Octane and Momentum is handled
by champion trainer John O Brien,
is the other winner in the field and
he could also finish in the money.
The Ibis Stakes is the female ver-
sion of the "Flamingo" and the total
purse for this 1,350 metres race is
Soca Rhapsody spearheads a field
of nine West Indian bred three-year-
old fillies which have been declared.
Although this Jamaican bred
chestnut has not been seen since
the Republic Mortgages St Ann s
Stakes on Boxing Day, there may
not be anything in the field to take
advantage, and judging by her
sparkling gallops, there may be no
signs of rust anyway for Soca Rhap-
sody, now in Harriram Gobin s care
after being handled by Jamaican
based trainer Anthony Nunes last
Lester Moore s daughter of
Jamaican based stallion Market Rally,
was nothing short of spectacular as
she prevailed by 15 lengths both
times last year despite being eased
considerably each time by jockey
The O Brien trained Market Rally,
who ran an eye-catching second
past the post but was disqualified
to third last time out in the "Royal
Colours", will be five kilos lighter
than Soca Rhapsody and she could
make things interesting with her
Al Kahina, a stable mate of Soca
Rhapsody, is also expected to finish
on the board, while Glorious Coun-
try who finished a good third behind
the Jamaican bred in her only start
two weeks ago, could complete the
Other than the two Jamaicans (Al
Kahina and Soca Rhapsody), Gold
Strike is the only other winner
involved, but her runaway ten
lengths triumph was achieved on
the turf and she is not expected to
be a factor on the main track.
The field also includes Northern-
bel, a daughter of Babel who is mak-
ing her first career appearance.
There will be Hi-5 betting in this
event as well as in the second (12.08
pm), fourth (1.25 pm), sixth (2.45
pm), eighth (4:02PM) and curtain
(5.25 pm) events.
The Soca 6 will contain the last
six events, beginning with the fifth,
the 1,200 metres contest involving
12 West Indian bred four-year-old
maidens at 2.05 pm.
The Arima Race Club will be
introducing two new wagers.
The Just--6, a wager which is sim-
ilar to the popular Hi-5, requires
punters to correctly forecast the first
six horses past the post. This wager
is offered in Race 9.
The other new wager is the Selec-
to Cinco (Pick 5) which similar to
the Pick 4 requires punters to cor-
rectly forecast the winners of five
consecutive races. This wager begins
in Race 1.
Post time is 11.30AM.
It's Momentum and Soca Rhapsody in Arima
Jim Culloty already has one eye on
Lord Windermere s Cheltenham Gold
Cup defence next March after revealing
his stable star will not run again this
The eight-year-old got the better of
On His Own by a short head and sur-
vived a stewards inquiry to claim steeple-
chasing s blue riband event, and Culloty
feels his charge has done enough for the
Speaking after seeing even-money
favourite Prince Of Lombardy win at
Thurles in the colours of Lord Winder-
mere s owner Dr Ronan Lambe and
under Gold Cup-winning jockey Davy
Russell, Culloty said: "He came out of
the race great but the decision has been
taken not to run him again next season.
"We re very happy with him and he ll
be trained for the Gold Cup again next
"I ve no plan for him but he definitely
won t go for the Hennessy Gold Cup
again at Newbury.
"Something like the Kinloch Brae
Chase back here (Thurles) could be a
nice place to start off.
"It all depends on what ground we
get in the autumn as he won t race on
fast ground." Reflecting on what has
been an amazing few days, the trainer
said: "We had good craic on Sunday
night and we brought the kids to the St
Patrick s Day parade on Monday, with
the Gold Cup trophy.
Windermere finished for season
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