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Headline News—bigman in Gold Cup

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Friday, December 27, 2013

The John O’Brien trained Headline News scored a minor upset at odds of 5/2, in the feature Republic Bank Gold Cup over 2,000 metres at Santa Rosa Park, when the  Arima Race Club’s 2013 season came to an end. The $500,000 purse feature was all that was expected and in the end the Ruthven Smith-owned three-year-old chestnut colt Headline News prevailed and inflicted the first defeat on the hitherto unbeaten Bigman In Town which was sent off as the 4-5 favourite. When starter Carlton Ramsaroop sent the thirteen horse field on their way, the crowd roared their approval as the thoroughbred galloped for the $300,000 first prize cheque. Coming to the post for the first time, the speedy Signal Alert led from Slewjero with Gabby’s Gold in third. These were followed by Red Lace, Galveston and Bigman In Town  with Headline News following.

 

Going down the back-stretch Signal Alert still held sway but only on sufference as the others were queuing up to challenge. Going to far turn, Signal Alert was about to be joined by Bigman In Town who was now being given the office by Wilmer Galviz but Brian Boodramsing aboard Headline News was “alive” to the move and had his mount challenging for the lead. The large crowd on hand voiced their satisfaction as the two three-year-olds trained by John O’brien opened up a five-length lead on their rivals and the pundits had a race to savour. Coming to the corner Bigman In Town still held a narrow advantage but Boodramsing was oozing confidence and set his horse alight in the final 300 metres to win his second Gold Cup in the time of 2:05.52. Nominee was third 9 1/2 lengths adrift with Lang Amour in fourth. 

With this victory Boodramsing joined Wilmer Galviz atop the standing leaving the final event on the card to be the decider. In the Grade One - St Ann’s Stakes over 1,350 metres it was a romp for the Anthony Nunes-trained juvenile Soca Rhasody. This horse won doing handsprings by 15 1/4 lengths in the time of 1:23.4. The Lester Moore-owned Jamaican bred filly could not have been more impressive. Maranza was a distant second with Gold Strike in third. In the Grade One - Republic Online St James Stakes over 1,350 metres Momentum won impressively by 5 3/4 lengths in the time of 1:22.00. This performance give Momentum the status of top juvenile of 2013. The day belonged to O’Brien who saddled three winners, two of which were in the graded events with Momentum and Headline News. He was also on target with Chas The Dragon. Riding honour for the day were shared between Brian Boodramsing and Nigel Flavenney who both rode three winners. However, Galviz  secured the jockey’s title of 2013.

 

ARC BOXING DAY 43 RESULTS

R1: - REPUBLIC CORPORATE TISP 2 Y.O. & OVER HORSES RATED 100-70 - 1,350 Metres - $60,000
1    (3)    Star Entertainer    S Rodrigo    54.5
2    (7)    El Bandido De Oro    N Patrick    53.5
3    (4)    King Whistler    B Boodramsing    51
4    (5)    Unquestionable    P Badrie    49.5
TIME: 1:22.1         DISTANCES: Head, 1 , 2 1/4, 2, 2 1/2.
$1PARI: (3) $3.75; $2.15; (7) $3.00
$1EXACTA: $18.40
TRIFECTA: $79.10
SUPERFECTA: $179.80        
WINNER: 3 y.o. B colt - Freud/Coming Home Queen (Came Home)
OWNER: Merlin C Samlalsingh  TRAINER: D Mosca
BREEDER: Sequel Stallions New York
ALSO RAN: 5. Goodwill Boy W Galviz 51.5; 6. Youaresobad O Bocachica 57; 7. Gabby’s Wonderboy L Keizer 53.5.

R2: - REPUBLIC MONEY MARKET FUND 2 Y.O. & OVER HORSES RATED 45-0 -1,100 Metres(TURF) - $33,000
1    (9)    Queen Esther    N Flavenney    54.5
2    (7)    Messi    D Khelawan    55
3    (11)    Schyler’s Gold    O Bocachica    56.5
4    (3)    Atlantica    R Jadoo    56
5    (8)    Satya Treasure    D Butcher    53
TIME: 1:07.3              DISTANCES: 5 1/4, 4 1/2, 1/2, 1 3/4.
$1PARI: (9) $2.00 
$1EXACTA: $5.40
TRIFECTA: $27.70
SUPERFECTA: $208.00
WINNER: 4 y.o. CH filly - A Great Team/Atlantic Breeze (Stormy Atlantic)
OWNER: Dale Kalloo  TRAINER: J Mosca
BREEDER: Poon Tip Stud Farm Limited
ALSO RAN: 6. Northern Hills Y Cristalino 57; 7. Bonnie K Khelawan 55; 8. Lady Marisa J Mancilla 52.5; 9. Something Black P Badrie 55.5. 
NON-RUNNER: Cover You Donkey, Who Is The Problem

R3: - REPUBLIC TELABANKER W.I.BRED 3 Y.O. AND OVER MAIDENS -1,100 Metres(TURF) - $44,000  
1    (6)    Drogbar    N Flavenney    56
2    (16)    Chelsi Magic    K Jadoo    53
3    (15)    Camelot    S Rodrigo    53.5
4    (4)    Monica Do Do    R Hasranah    49.5
TIME: 1:08.4      DISTANCES: 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/4, 1 1/4.
$1PARI: (6) $2.75; $1.50; (16) $3.25; (15) $2.00
$1EXACTA: $44.60
TRIFECTA: $139.90     HI-5: $4,753.20
WINNER: 3 y.o. B colt - Stanley Park/Babydonna (Fast Play)
OWNER: Fairstead Farms  TRAINER: L Latchmansin
BREEDER: Ainsley A. Mark
ALSO RAN: 5. My Giselle K Khelawan 52; 6. Sapphire L Lopez 54.5; 7. Advantage Them L Keizer 52.5; 8. Release D Beast L Ramos 55; 9. Bas Choice N Patrick 55.5; 10. Imagine N Samaroo 55; 11. Strike Gold V Charles 57; 12. Western Colours D Khelawan 55; 13. Mawiyya R Thomas 55; 14. Golden Mistress K Balgobin 53; 15. Danceinthepark C Malcolm 55.  
NON-RUNNERS: Playthatfunkymusic, Bold Destiny.
 
R4: - REPUBLIC MORTGAGES ST ANN’S STAKES(GR 1R F) - W.I.BRED 2 Y.O. FILLIES -1,350 Metres - $150,000
1    (4)    Soca Rhapsody    W Galviz    55
2    (5)    Maranza    R Jadoo    55
3    (1)    Gold Strike    L Ramos    55
4    (2)    Princess Reiko    P Badrie    55
5    (3)    Faith N’ Fortune    R Hasranah    55
TIME: 1: 23.4     DISTANCES:  15 1/4, 1 1/2, 1/2, 21 1/2.
$1PARI: (4)$1.15
$1EXACTA: $1.50
TRIFECTA: $3.10     SUPERFECTA: $54.10
WINNER: 2 yo CH filly - Market Rally/ Soca Dancer (Dance Master)
OWNER: Lester MooreMr.  TRAINER: A Nunes
BREEDER: Howard L Hamilton (Jamaica)

R5: - REPUBLIC EQUITY FUND 2 Y.O. & OVER HORSES RATED 30-0- 1,100 Metres (TURF) - $31,000
1    (8)    Traditional Song    O Bocachica    55.5
2    (14)    Star Dreamer    J Stephen    55
3    (13)    Danzig’s Day    R Ali    55.0
4    (2)    Black Pepper    N Abrego    57
TIME: 1:09.2      DISTANCES: 2, 1/2, Head, Sh. head.
$1PARI: (8)$15.20; $3.50; (14)$5.95; (13)$5.30
$1EXACTA: $482.70
TRIFECTA: $4,586.20        
HI-5: $45,673.20
WINNER: 5 y.o. CH horse - Traditional/Melissa’s Song (Studdish)
OWNER: Shivam Maharaj     TRAINER: R Stephen
BREEDER: Dwight Chen (Jamaica)
ALSO RAN: 5. Song Of Class B Boodramsing 55; 6. Dazzling Diamond R Jadoo 57; 7. Always Ready S Jadoo 55; 8. Sweet Parang Music R Hasranah 51; 9. Third Time Lucky J Mancilla 52.5; 10. Big Red S Samuel 52.5; 11. Insidious N Patrick 53; 12. Vijayanti Y Cristalino 55; 13. Cat Whiskers N Flavenney 56. 
NON-RUNNERS: Seal The Deal, Waka Waka, Stroke Of Love, Bananachips.
 
R6: - REPUBLIC VISA TRAVEL MONEY 2 Y.O. & OVER HORSES RATED 70-55 -1,300 Metres - $43,000
1    (3)    Chase The Dragon    B Boodramsing    56
2    (9)    King Of Siberia    N Abrego    56
3    (7)    Gold Rush    W Galviz    56
4    (5)    Fire Light    N Flavenney    55
5    (6)    Officer Ike    O Bocachica    57
TIME: 1:19.2        DISTANCES: Nose, 2, Sh. Head, 3 1/4.
$1PARI: Win Only (3) $1.80
$1EXACTA: $31.30
TRIFECTA: $51.50            SUPERFECTA: $79.20   
WINNER: 3 y.o.B colt - Gold Market/Local Charmer (Lost Soldier)
OWNER: Kidz Too        TRAINER: J O’Brien
BREEDER: BALKRISHEN SAGAN MARAJ & DHANPAUL 
ALSO RAN: 6. Bandwagon R Thomas 52.5; 7. Caro’s Legacy D Khelawan 53; 8. Swapped R Ali 53.5. 
NON-RUNNER: Touch D Road.
 
R7: - REPUBLIC MAKE IT HAPPEN LOAN 2 Y.O. & OVER HORSES RATED 40-0 -1,350 Metres - $33,000
1    (15)    Princess Jo Ann    N Flavenney    53.5
2    (1)    Little Otis    P Badrie    53.5
3    (6)    Super Sonic    D Butcher    53.5
4    (12)    Enigmatic    N Abrego    57
TIME: 1:25.0        DISTANCES: 1 1/4, 1/2, 1 3/4, 1/2.
$1PARI: (15)$7.00; $2.80; (1)$6.35, (6)$2.30
$1EXACTA: $274.90
TRIFECTA: $3,143.70
HI-5: $81.372.00
WINNER: 4 y.o B filly - Indy King/Nalees Halo (Southern Halo)
OWNER: Chatterpaul Deo
BREEDER:  David Humphrey (Florida U.S.A)
ALSO RAN: 5. On My Own K Khelawan 52.5; 6. Martha D Gopie 54; 7. Captive Witness J Mancilla 56; 8. Precious Diamond D Khelawan 54; 9. Justmyluck B Boodramsing 54.; 10. Lady Felisha Y Cristalino 57; 11. A Great Moment J Stephen 57; 12. Consideritdone O Bocachica 56; 13. Added Time R Hasranah 53.5; 14. Best Defence S Rodrigo 56  
NON-RUNNER: Red-Hot Wheels, Nature’s Reality.
 
R8: - REPUBLIC ONLINE ST JAMES STAKES(GR1 R C&G) - W.I.BRED 2 Y.O. COLTS AND GELDINGS -1,350 Metres - $150,000  
1    (1)    Momentum    B Boodramsing    55.0
2    (8)    Eye See You    J Stephen    55
3    (6)    Justcallmebas    N Abrego    56
4    (2)    Dark Treasure    W Galviz    55
5    (3)    Tonithetiger    M Melean    55
TIME: 1:22.0      DISTANCES: 5 3/4, 6 3/4, Sh. Head , 3/4.
$1PARI: (1) $1.35; $1.15; (8)$1.40; (6)$1.65
$1EXACTA: $4.10
TRIFECTA: $46.40   SUPERFECTA: $60.40
WINNER: 2 y.o B colt - Western Classic/Sea Treaty (Law Of The Sea)
OWNER:  RUPERT INDAR JNRDr TRAINER: J O’Brien
BREEDER: Everglades Farm (Jamaica)
ALSO RAN:  6.Country Boy E Ramsammy 55; 7. Luvdatcat D Khelawan 55. NON-RUNNER: All For The Haul, Heroes N Legends.
 
R9- REPUBLIC BANK GOLD CUP (GR1) - W.I. BRED 3 Y.O. & OVER AND IMPORTED 2 Y.0. & OVER - 2,000 Metres - $500,000
1    (12)    Headline News    B Boodramsing    48
2    (9)    Bigman In Town    W Galviz    50.5
3    (7)    Nominee    D Khelawan    56
4    (13)    Lang Amour    J Stephen    56
5    (1)    Galveston    O Bocachica    56
TIME: 2:05.2      DISTANCES: 1 3/4, 9 1/2, 4 3/4, 1.
$1PARI: (12) $3.65; $1.55; (9)$1.40; (7)$2.80
$1EXACTA: $7.50
TRIFECTA: $93.50    HI-5: $16,630.60
WINNER: 3 y.o CH colt - Silver Train/Igotaspellonu (Grand Slam)
OWNER: Ruthven R Smith    TRAINER: J O’Brien
BREEDER: Ruthven R Smith
ALSO RAN:  6. Buffalo Soldier N Patrick 56; 7. Golden Dixieland P Badrie 56; 8. Free Passage K Balgobin 53; 9. Allied J Mancilla 53; 10. Signal Alert R Jadoo 56; 11. Red Lace N Flavenney 54; 12. Gabby’s Gold N Abrego 56; 13. Slewjero R Ali 53. NON-RUNNER: Strikes Not Spares, Woden, Toro Rosso.

R10: Republic Tisp 2y.o. & Over Horses Rated 55-40-1150metres- $37,000
1    (18)    Hesuntouchabull    R Thomas    53.0
2    (5)    Direct Injection    K Balgobin    56.5
3    (19)    Bazinga    W Galviz    57
4    (14)    Princess Warrior    D Butcher    53.5
5    (12)    Zorro    S Samuel    52.5
TIME: 1:08.2       DISTANCES: 1 3/4, Neck, 1/2, Head.
$1PARI: (18) $128.75; $17.80; (5)$2.15; (19)$2.05
$1EXACTA: $983.40
TRIFECTA: $1,092.40    HI-5: $163.987.10
WINNER : 9 y.o B gelding - Hesabull/Youcan’ttouchthis (Sultry Song)
OWNER: Vijay Outim   TRAINER: J Mosca
BREEDER: Dr. David Freeman
ALSO RAN:  6. Fleet Admiral K Khelawan 53.5; 7. Cherie D’Amour C Malcolm 52.5; 8. Cafe’s Marque N Abrego 57; 9. Peppermint D Khelawan 53; 10. Brash N Willing S Jadoo 54; 11. Red Magic O Bocachica 52.5; 12. She’s A Cutie J Stephen 55; 13. Traditional Girl B Boodramsing 57; 14. Doctor Of Merit R Ali 53.5; 15. First Encounter L Keizer 55. 

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