Horse Racing

Rohan Kabir stakes his claim after debut win

Observer staff reporter

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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THREE-year-old chestnut gelding Rohan Kabir entered the reckoning of being possible contender in the upcoming Classic series of races with a strong and convincing win in a maiden special weight event at Caymanas Park on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Rohan Kabir, who was racing for the seventh time, easily brushed aside rivals by all of six lengths going a mile (1,600m).

Jockey Simon Husbands, who seems to be the chosen rider at this time for trainer Richard Azan placed Rohan Kabir in third position behind Sir Kel (Trevor Simpson) and Winx Choice (Christopher Mamdeen) for the first half of the race.

Husbands then sent through Rohan Kabir from the half-mile to go in chase of Winx Choice, who had slipped down into the lead.

Turning for home with the lead, Rohan Kabir wasted no time and just powered home to an effortless victory.

Envisaged (Robert Halledeen), who was always prominent throughout the race, finished in second place ahead of Winx Choice.

The winning time was an encouraging 1:41.1.

“It was a very good performance by Rohan Kabir to win here. He ran well, and he is improving at this time. He ( Rohan Kabir) won by a wide margin as he is coming on now.

“About the Classic races, it is still early days but we will see how he comes out of this race and we will take it from there,” trainer Richard Azan offered.

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