The John O'Brien trained Lord Silver made every pole a winning one in taking yesterday's feature event which had a purse of $51,000 at stake in the 1,600 metres run on the Turf Course at Santa Rosa Park, Arima yesterday.
Sent off at 7/1 by punters, Keiran Razack wasted little time in getting him to the head of the affairs. Going down the back-straight Lord Silver skipped four lengths clear of joint-favourites Howsweetitis and Root of Jesse.
These were followed by Magical Victory, Trini Navigator, Sea of Gdansk with Buffalo Soldier contented to observe from the back.
At the far turn, Lord Silver still held sway as Howsweetitis and Root of Jesse began to press the pace. This continued into the straight with Lord Silver giving no quarter or asking for none. Inside the final 200 metres, Lord Silver would not be denied and kept on tenaciously for a great win by 3/4 lengths.
Howsweetitis was 1/2 a length back in third. The winner recorded the time of 1:37.47 for the trip.
However, the day belonged to trainer Glenn Mendez who saddled five winners on the eight-race card. Mendez was on the ball with Rant N Rave in the opener, then he followed up in the fourth with Straighttothepoint. He proceeded to land his third winner with Lombard Street. Before landing Man of Tomorrow. He then closed the day with Streaking Far in the finale. The day's leading rider was Ricky Jadoo who rode three winners for Mendez.
Trainer O'Brien introduced a very good colt in the second event when Apocalypse stormed home on debut by nine lengths with jockey Nobel Abrego.
Racing takes a break next week.