Red and Lovely beats the odds… Wins feature event at the United Turf Club

California Strike and Jack In My Style were the betting favourites to win yesterday’s feature D1 and Lower seven furlongs event at Bush Lot’s United Turf Club.

Red and Lovely did not get the memo.

The four-year old mare with jockey Ramnauth in the stirrups sent turfites at the club’s track into a frenzy as she galloped to a gate to pole upset victory over some of Guyana’s premier trotters.

With fans buzzing with excitement in anticipation of a victory for the favourites,

Red and Lovely crosses the finish line all alone with jockey Ramnauth on the saddle
Red and Lovely crosses the finish line all alone with jockey Ramnauth on the saddle

the pre-race hype trampled the competition Red and Lovely faced throughout the event.

This one was over early, in a scorching 1m: 25.50s to be exact.

Sent off as a long shot, Red and Lovely starting from the far post faced little pressure.

The Lisa Kissoon-owned thoroughbred had a blistering start and increased its lead with every powerful stride and drew off in the homestretch to seal an eight-length win which was worth an appetizing $1M.

It was the first win for the steed which was bought by the Night Eyes Stable just three months ago.

Princess Alisha (2nd) trotted off $500,000. Jack In My Style and The Message placed third and fourth in the seven-horse field.

 

Meet Summary

 

Race 1-G3 and Lower

Release the Beast ($300,000)

She’s So Special

Battle Hymn

Ameera’s Joy

 

Race 2-K and Lower

Secretariat ($150,000)

Million Dollar Man

Another Storm

 

Lisa Kissoon, owner of Red and Lovely accepting the winner’s trophy for yesterday’s feature D1 and Lower event.  
Lisa Kissoon, owner of Red and Lovely accepting the winner’s trophy for yesterday’s feature D1 and Lower event.

Race 3-F and Lower

Rosetta ($500,000)

War Craft

Fresh Again

Marathon Man

 

Race 4-Two Year old Guyana

and West Indies Bred

It’s My Choice ($400,000)

Storm Bird

Keep On Swinging

Midnight Blues

 

Race 5-J and Lower

Red Jet ($200,000)

Little

Pixie Fire

 

Race 6- D and Lower ($1M)

Red and Lovely

Princess Alisha

Jock In My Style

The Message

 

Yesterday’s Champion jockey was Colin Ross with three wins. Jumbo Jet took the top stable honours.

 

The ‘Sport of Kings’ continues Sunday at the Port Mourant Turf Club.

 

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