TWO-YEAR-OLDS TO HEADLINE CARD IN ABBIE GRANNUM MEMORIALNovember 13, 2018 5:56 pm
The Abbie Grannum Memorial Cup for Native-Bred Two-year-olds over 1400 metres (7 furlongs), will headline Wednesday’s mid-week 10-race programme. Ten juveniles are slated to face the starter at approximately 2:50 pm, each seeking to capture the lion’s share of the $900,000 purse on offer.
Trainer Wayne DaCosta has two entrants in Riddim Up (b c Market Rally – Exotic Gold) with Omar Walker in the saddle, making his third appearance with the blinkers removed and the tongue-tie fitted. He is given the edge to release his maiden tag. Don Julio (b g Liquidity – Little Wasp) to be ridden by Phillip Parchment, has been fitted with the tongue-tie now and will be seeking to record his first victory in this his fifth appearance.
Anthony Nunes’ Matriach (b f Casual Trick – Witchcraft) has failed to spark in her five runs so far, but has now been stretched out over this trip. Apprentice Raddesh Roman will be in the saddle and she could turn in her best effort to date, and fight out this finish.
Fighting Valbee (b f Storm Craft –Jah Karma) from the barn of Michael Marlowe was not disgraced in her only outing to date, when finishing 8 1/2L-4th to Princess Annie over 1300 metres on October 15. Kept active at exercise and with laxis to be administered and the bustling Aaron Chatrie aboard, she could open her account here.
The rest of the field will be Devine Lexie from the camp of Johnny Wilmot with female apprentice Abigail Able); Salah (Dane Nelson) for Winston Morris, Nuclear Proud to be ridden by inform Dane Dawkis for trainer Gordon Lewis. Three debutants will be starting their career in the lineup, Braeton Gigolo (b c Freedom For Jante – More Candy) trained by Enos Brown with Ruja Lahoe, Out On A Limb (ch f Who’s Stayin On – Storm Watch) trained by Wayne Parchment to be ridden by apprentice Shane Richardson, and Emerald Star (b f Miracle Man – Lady Maragin) from the stables of Fitznahum Williams with Oneil Scott aboard.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) takes this opportunity to congratulate the connections of She’s A Maneater, for their victory in the Burger King Superstakes on Saturday last.