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EDMONTON---Rico Walcott and
fellow Barbadian Damario Bynoe
combined for three wins on Fri-
day s eight-race card at North-
lands Park in Alberta, Canada.
Walcott logged a double that
increased his aggregate to a leading
76 wins at western Canada s leading
racetrack, where Bynoe landed a
winner that drew him level with
Quincy Welch, another Barbadian,
in third place on 27 wins.
Bynoe was the first to make his
mark, getting up late on the 4-1
third-choice Red Invader to clock
one minute, 12.97 seconds in the
CAN $10,300 fourth race over 1,200
metres on the dirt.
Red Invader, a three-year-old,
chestnut filly, looked like she had
no chance when trailing early, but
Bynoe rallied her back into the con-
tention late into the turn and went
between rivals in the stretch to grab
a one-length victory.
Walcott followed up with a 5 3/4-
length victory on the 19-5 third-
choice Typical Tilly in the CAN
$8,500 fifth race going 1,200m on
He vied for the lead from the rail
aboard the four-year-old, bay filly
before taking the lead and drawing
away at the top of the stretch for
a time of 1 min, 11.74 secs.
Walcott wasted no time, getting
up late on the 8-5 favourite My
Paramour for a time of 1 min, 40
3/5 secs in the CAN $8,300 sixth
race over 1,600m on the dirt.
He settled the four-year-old,
dark bay gelding not far off the
pace, keeping him even in the back-
stretch before steadily gaining up
the rail and edging three wide at
the top of the stretch from where
he made his attack to collect a one-
length victory. CMC
Double win for Walcott, solo for Bynoe
WINNIPEG---Tyrone Nelson grabbed the head-
lines with a three-timer on Friday s eight-race
card at Assiniboia Downs in Manitoba, Cana-
da.The long-standing Jamaican jockey moved his
aggregate for the season to 10, placing him just
outside the top-10 at the track, where Barbadian
Jalon Samuels also posted a victory on the card
to keep him in the top-10.
Nelson opened his account, when he drove the
4-1 third-choice Langfuhr s Star to a 5 3/4-length
victory in the CAN $6,500 second race going
1,000 metres on the dirt.
He forced the pace from the inside early aboard
the three-year-old, bay gelding before opening
up in the middle of the turn before drawing away
for a time of one minute, 00.20 seconds.
Nelson also steered the 5-1 chance Slews Dark
Knight to a 3 3/4-length win in the CAN $6,500
fifth race over 1,500m on the dirt.
He kept the seven-year-old, dark bay gelding
well-placed throughout the trip before putting
him in the front in the stretch and opening up
to clock a final time of 1 min, 37 1/5 secs.
Nelson collected his third win, when he guided
the odds-on favourite Touch the Sun to a com-
fortable five-length victory in the CAN $9,000
seventh race going 2,000m on the dirt.
Touch the Sun, a six-year-old, bay gelding,
had inside speed under pressure and Nelson
brought this to bear when he opened up a lead
in the backstretch before turning back a rival in
the stretch and running away to stop the clock
on 2:12 flat.
In between, Samuels logged a 5 1/4-length vic-
tory astride the 3-1 chance Gibsons Finest in the
CAN $6,800 fifth race over 1,500m on the dirt.
Samuels and Gibsons Finest were never headed,
as they put distance between themselves and the
chasing pack in the final turn for a runaway time
of 1:37 flat. CMC
leads the way
ETOBICOKE---Caribbean-born trainers Ricky
Griffith and Laurie Silvera saddled winners on
Friday s nine-race card at Woodbine, Ontario,
Griffith, a former Barbados champion jockey,
landed his 10th win of the season that keeps him
in the top-20 at the track and Silvera, a former
Jamaica champion trainer, logged his sixth win
that puts him just outside.
Griffith produced 5-2 second favourite Show
Shape, owned by his son Kyle, which won the
CAN $20,300 first race on the card by a com-
fortable five lengths under Justin Stein.
Show Shape, a two-year-old, dark bay filly,
was one of two animals from the Griffith barn
in the race which also included two charges from
the Silvera stable which are owned by his brother
Stein put Show Shape in a stalking mode early
in the 1,100-metre trip on the Polytrack, chased
three-wide into the stretch and lugged in a bit
in the upper stretch.
In the final 16th, Stein drove Show Shape past
leader Splendid Glory, under ace Trinidad & Toba-
go reinsman Emile Ramsammy, and drew away
under a hand ride for a time of one minute, 05.71
Silvera trained 29-1 long-shot Courtville, which
he owns, which won the CAN $47,500 penultimate
race by a comfy 4 3/4 lengths under David Moran.
Courtville, a five-year-old, chestnut gelding,
stalked the pacesetters before closing late in the
turn and making his bid in the upper stretch.
Moran put him in front late and widened his
advantage under a drive for a final time of 1 min,
35.41 secs. CMC
Griffith, Silvera log wins
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