Free Passage heads for ARC Cup
Friday, February 8 2013
LAST year’s Derby winner Free Passage heads a field of 10 for the Arima Race Club Cup.
When third nomination fees were collected for the $150,000 race to be run over 1800 metres on February 23, Blackstone Street, Boogie Blues, Buffalo Soldier, Lang Amour and Youresobad were withdrawn.
There are 21 left in the $150,000 Champagne Stakes to be run off on April 1 over 1600 metres on the turf course.
And for the running of this year’s $315,000 Easter Guineas for three-year- olds over 1800 metres, after the second nomination stage, six have been withdrawn.
Those pulled out are Hyat Princess, Lady Felisha, Natural Justice, Something Black, Unguarded Moment and Zorro leaving 33 in the fray.
Another 21 horses are in the $150,000 Champagne Stakes to be run off on the turf over 1600 metres.
Heading the cast here is Galveston, the Champion Creole Stayer of 2012 and Just Call Me Roger the Champion Turf Performer.
Meanwhile, trainers continued to keep their charges on the move with gallops yesterday morning. Son Of Class going over 800 metres in 50.2 seconds while Street Justice completed a 1000 metres in one minute 06.4 seconds.
Here are the horses for which nominations were paid:
ARIMA RACE CLUB CUP (GRADE 2) - 3.Y.O. & OVER - PURSE: $150,000 1800 METRES
FREE PASSAGE; GABBY’S GOLD; GALVESTON; GOLDEN DIXIELAND; JUST CALL ME ROGER; MOBTHEWARRIOR; READBETWEENDLINES; SECRET AMERICAN; STRIKES NOT SPARES; TORO ROSSO.
CHAMPAGNE STAKES (GRADE 1) -3.Y.O. & OVER - PURSE: $150,000 - 1600 METRES (TURF)
BLACKSTONE STREET ; CARO’S LEGACY; CURFEW BREAKER; EL BANDIDO DE ORO; FLY JUNIOR; GALVESTON; GOLDEN FLIGHT; JOEZEL; JUST CALL ME ROGER; LANG AMOUR; NO JUST CAUSE; MOBTHEWARRIOR; NOMINEE; ONE FORTHEROAD; READBETWEENDLINES; SACRED TRUST; SILVERLEO; SLIPPERY SAM; TORO ROSSO; UNQUESTIONABLE; YOUARESOBAD.
EASTER GUINEAS (GRADE 1) - W.I. BRED 3.Y.O. - PURSE: $315,000 - 1800 METRES
AFTERTHEBOOKS; AGAINST THE ODDS; ALWAYS A PRINCESS ; ALWAYS READY; ARCH ANGEL BIG MAN; BLACK PEPPER; CENTRAL SQUARE; CONVOY; DREAM MARSHALL;GOLD RUSH; GOLD COIN;GOLDEN HARVEST; HEIDI’S TZIPPI; HONOUR ROLL; ICONIC ; JUSSI BORG; POT OF GOLD; PRINCE ZESHAN; PURE HAPPINESS; PURPLE TOUCH; RELEASE D BEAST; RIGHT TO RULE; RUN RON; SHE’S A CUTIE; TENNESEE HUSTLER; UNCLE MAX; URBAN KNIGHT; WAR OF WORDS; ZUN ZUM; UNNAMED -
EX-SPEAK THE TRUTH; EX-STUDY LANU; EX-SWEET TEMPO.
Gallops recorded yesterday: (Going: Good) - 400 METRES: CURFEW BREAKER - 29.4 Pacing; LADY FELISHA - 29.4 Pacing; LUCA’S GOLD - 29.4 Pacing; ORO DE CORDOBA - 29.4 Pacing; PURE HAPPINESS - 24.0 Good (Boxes).
600 METRES: CARO’S LEGACY - 44.2 Pacing; CASINO HOST - 43.3 Pacing; ANGELICA JANE - 40.1 Handy; FIDELIS - 44.4Pacing; MEASURED RESPONSE - 40.4 Handy; POT OF GOLD - 43.1 Pacing; PRECISE MOMENT - 40.4 Handy; SLIP AWAY - 42.1 Pacing; UNGUARDED MOMENT - 43.1 Pacing; UNQUESTIONABLE - 44.2 Pacing; VIJAYANTI - 42.3 Pacing.
800 METRES: BURST OF ENERGY - 53.3 Pacing;LADY OF CLASS - 50.2 Good; OASIS - 55.1 Pacing; PRINCE SHIVAL - 53.2 Pacing; SAM’S SELECTION -53.2 Pacing; SONG OF CLASS - 50.2 Good; WAR OF WORDS - 55.1 Pacing.
1000 METRES: ALWAYS READY - 1:06.4 Handy;STREET JUSTICE - 1:06.4 Handy.