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BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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After the first two races on Saturday, it appeared that the race day was going to be a repeat of the mid-week card on Wednesday (August 15, 2018) when nine favourites obliged in the 10 races on tap.

On Saturday Sea Swan (Aaron Chatrie) started the day rolling, winning at 1-5 followed by speedster Another Vigorous (Oneil Scott) at 3-5.

The third race saw a very slight shift away from the favoured ranks with Camouflage (Javaneil Patterson) getting home at 2-1. The 3-5 favourite Beast finished second half-a-length behind as the odds on 3-5 choice by the betting public.

Chrisanli (Devon A Thomas) at 5-2 was two and a half lengths in front of even money favourite Uncle Wal in the fourth.

Then in the fifth, Reassurance (Javaniel Patterson) scored at 13-1 paying $718 to win and $225 to place.

The favourites returned in the sixth, as Anwar gave his trainer Winston Morris and jockey Bebeto Harvey long overdue wins followed by another defining performance by the Richard Azan-trained, Dick Cardenas-ridden Peking Cruz at 4-5 in the seventh.

The shock result on Saturday came in the feature event, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Trophy as Gift Of Law, the mount of champion jockey Omar Walker, came with a scorching late run to catch and beat Empress Nicole and Elal. Gift of Law steamed home at odds of 21-1, rewarding backers with a $1146-win dividend and $714 to place.

Hey Champ (Oneil Beckford) did the trick in the ninth at 8-1 while Play Station (Anthony Thomas) took the night cap as the 2-1 favourite.

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