The unbeaten John O'Brien trained three-year-old filly Bella Riva will seek to maintain her unbeaten record on Saturday when she goes to post for the feature event over 1,200 metres on the main track at Santa Rosa Park in Arima.
Bella Riva, who is the favourite for the Guineas which is now carded for September 24th (Republic Day), will warm-up in the main attraction on Day 13 of the Arima Race Club racing season.
The event for horses rated 70-55 has attracted a field of nine and champion jockey Brian Boodramsing will partner the leading three-year-old which will tote 52 kilos. Clearly, Bella Riva will continue to thrive and she can take the increase in weight and beat her rivals, en-route to 'Triple Crown' success.
However, champion trainer O'Brien has three horses entered in the event with Cool Cat and Blue Navigator being his other entrants. They both must have good chances should Bella Riva not fire. The former will be ridden by champion apprentice Kimal Santo and must be respected, while Kerron Khelawan will ride Blue Navigator, the top-weight with 57.5 kilos. This horse must have an outstanding chance in this event, having been well supported last time out.
The in-form Harold Chadee saddles his three-year-old Spring Valley and this horse must be respected. Spring Valley will be partnered by Rico Hernandez and will carry 48 kilos. This horse is capable of springing a surprise.
Former champion trainer Glenn Mendez has Integrity engaged and Brian Boodramsing is double-booked in the event as he is also booked for this ride. This horse will be doing his best work at the finish and must be respected.
Post time for the first event is 1:30 pm.