Guyana’s premier thoroughbred Score’s Even capped a brilliant season yesterday at the Kennard Memorial Turf Club by adding another A Class victory to his resume’.
Sent off as the odds-on favourite in the feature six-furlong Boxing Day event, the eight-year old grey gelding had little trouble seeing off his three rivals despite a lengthy delay due to him having to visit the scales on two occasions to have his jockey, Rad Drepaul’s weights (130lbs) increased.
Nevertheless, Score’s Even was far too good for Run Na Na Run, beating his fast finishing Simply Royal stablemate by about six lengths. California Strike crossed the line a further two lengths back in third.
Monsoon tired to fourth on the homestretch.
The Kentucky bred Score’s Even had a blistering start and increased it’s lead with every powerful stride and drew off on the homestretch to seal the gate-to-pole win which was worth an appetizing $1M.
Drepaul’s fist-pump a few strides past the winning post said it all.
It was the fifth top-level triumph of the 2014 campaign in eight starts for Score’s Even who runs in the gold and blue inspired colours of the Dennis Deoroop family which owns the 1000-pound champion race horse.
Deoroop was proud of his charge, stating that “he has done us proud” in a post race interview with Stabroek Sport.
“It is a slow track and a tough track for him to win on but I expected him to win today. He was well prepared and he proved himself to be a true champion” he added.
Deoroop also called for the long awaited horse racing legislation to be enacted.
Before the feature event, there were five races. Here is a summary of them.
K and Lower
Royal Intention ($100,000)
It’s My Time
G3 and Lower
Sent From Above
Top of the Line
D3 and Lower
Right to Rule ($500,000)
Run Na Na Run
Settle in Seattle
J3 and Lower
Sunny Silence ($150,000)
G3 and Lower (Handicap)
Silent Night ($300,000)
The 2015 season for the ‘Sport of Kings’ starts on January 1 at the Rising Sun Turf Club with an eight-race card. (Emmerson Campbell)