Friday 6 December, 2019

Take Splendid Vision, Cryptocurrency in divided feature race

First-time runners have great chances to get off the mark the first time of asking in Saturday’s divided feature, the John Clifton Wright Memorial Cup for three-year-old maiden fillies, the first and fourth events, respectively, on an 11-race Caymanas Park card.

BLACK RIVER, PRINCESS LAUREN and SPLENDID VISION are three of the four first-timers in division one, all working well and are hard to separate based on credible exercise reports. Top riders Simon Husbands, Dane Dawkins, and Robert Halledeen are their respective riders.

BLACK RIVER, galloped five and a half furlongs in 1:08.4 two Sundays ago and 1:02.0 for five furlongs round, two Saturdays prior.

PRINCESS LAUREN posted 48.4 for a half-mile last Sunday morning. SPLENDID VISION has shone at exercise, five and a half furlongs in 1:07.4 on Sunday, the last five in 1:01.4.

Meanwhile, in division two, REGGAEGONEGRAMMY, who finished third behind ENEDINA and Philip Feanny’s CRYPTOCURRENCY on December 22, has sound claims.

CRYPTOCURRENCY reports fitted with a visor, replacing blinkers from her last two outings in which she placed second to ENEDINA and SPECIAL COUNSEL.

Rowan Mathie ‘s first-timer KIAH, a Taqrub-Princess Akeem offspring, has also looked good, galloping 1:17.4 for six furlongs last Saturday morning. Alford Brown’s CASE CLOSED clocked 1:01.3 from the gate on January 19 and returned to post 1:01.2 on the round a week later, the best at the distance that morning, and has Trevor Simpson aboard.

Ian Parsard is among a band of trainers, who doesn’t ask much of his first-timers. However, note how his SUPER STUNNER, apparently an in-utero, reports well trained and clocked 1:01.4 from the gate, out the mile chute, on January 17, prior to her 1:03.0 on the round course Sunday morning.

First post is 11:35 a.m.  


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