Horse Racing

Chace The Great, Another Vigorous lock horns down the five straight

Friday, July 12, 2019

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A very competitive Open Allowance event should provide a lot of excitement for punters on the 9-race programme at Caymanas Park tomorrow.

The three-year-olds and upward event going 5 furlongs (1,000m) straight sees the return of Chace The Great, the reigning champion sprinter, as he takes on six rivals.

The Supreme Racing Guide takes a closer look at each runner and their chances of winning the major share of this $1.15 million encounter.

YAYA'S DREAM: (4-y-o b. f – Adore The Gold Just A Flutter) – A winner on last over the five-straight course on June 30. Yaya's Dream defeated stable companion Drummer Boy by a head in a time of 59.3. Now racing at the higher level, Yaya's Dream is going to need much more than she has shown in the past to figure here, plus there is the number one draw to contend with. There is no doubt that Yaya's Dream excels over the five straight but this is a learning experience for her, meaning that Yaya's Dream simply has to wait.

ANOTHER VIGOROUS: (4-y-o b. g – Legal Process Miss Nickels) – One of the most improved horses in training at present , Another Vigorous, last raced on May 25 and was a winner on the round course, clocking an impressive 58.3 for his one length win. Another Vigorous is not as effective on the straight course as when going around the turn, yet he will still be competitive. Fighting fit and talented, Another Vigorous is going to test Chace The Great every inch of the way.

K D FLYER: (5-y-o dkb .h – Silent ValorDixie Flyer) – A known specialist of the five-straight but against these, K D Flyer is going to find a few in his way. His love for the five-straight should be respected, and he can pull over an upset if allowed to.

CHACE THE GREAT: (6-y-o ch. g – GreatnessOur Miss Ruth) – Last year's Caribbean Sprint champion, who returns from an 84-day break. Chace The Great has raced three times this year so far and in all three outings he has finished in second place. The Dwight Chen trainee was beaten by Money Magnet by a length over five furlongs straight in the Reggae Trophy on January 19 in 58.1, then he lost by 3 lengths to She's A Maneater, over 7 furlongs (1,100m) in 1:32.0 on March 23 and was defeated by Another Bullet in the Lady Geeta Trophy over 6 furlongs in 1:11.4, losing out by half-a-length. With those runs, plus the rest, Chace The Great should now be cherry ripe, as it will take something out of the ordinary to deny him his first win for the season. The preparation for this year Sprint Championship is now well and truly underway.

PATRIARCH: (4-y-o b. c – Casual Drink Electrifying) – This bay colt has been racing a lot of late and even with the many efforts under his girth cannot be recommended in this one, especially given the nature of the opposition.

EXHILARATE: (4-y-o ch. f - Blue Pepsi LodgePurejoy) – Known for speed. Exhilarate should keep them honest before giving way inside the final two furlongs (400m).

SUPERLUMINAL: (7-y-o b. h – Natural SelectionThousand Hills) – Hard knocking individual who has been running reasonably well. Superluminal is not really a sprinter but should be able to hit the board in this one, especially if the speedsters wear themselves out up front.


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