Sunday 29 March, 2020

Royal Assault wins G.A. 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial

ROYAL ASSAULT stamped his class on overnight allowance runners on Saturday, coming back from a five-month rest to land the1000-metre straight G.A. 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial.

The Anthony Nunes-trained five-year-old won convincingly with apprentice Linton Steadman, taking charge early and outsprinting rivals to win in 58.1 seconds.

ROYAL ASSAULT won at odds of 9-5, beating late-closing 6-5 favourite DANCING QUEEN with Percy Williams by two-and-a-half lengths.

ROYAL ASSAULT closed a two-timer for Nunes, whose MEMORY OF TS finished strongly under Aaron Chatrie to catch LIGHT BRIGADE close home in the seventh race at 1200 metres.

Chatrie starred with a three-timer, landing the two biggest outsiders on the 10-race card, 25-1 chance CRUISING MOTION in the sixth and 27-1 longshot SHELLIAN GREY in the 10th.

Apprentice Bebeto Harvey rode two winners, CLEARLY OURS in the second and SUBBIE in the fourth.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.


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