Golden Blue Echo held off a late charge from favorite Spit Fire to win the feature C2 and lower, 1900m event of the Guyana Cup Fever and the $1M bounty by a neck yesterday at the overflowing Port Mourant Turf Club.
Starting at as a slight underdog to Spit Fire, the steed from the Nand Persaud Stables took command at around the halfway point by passing early race leader Princess She Is Not.
With jockey, Julius Persaud in the saddle, Golden Blue Echo staved off fast-finishing Spit Fire of the Shariff Racing Stables, with Goodwill Boy a close third.
Just Call Me Boss placed fourth two lengths back.
It was the third win for the chestnut gelding since being imported from Canada last September. With the impressive win, the champion race horse has stamped himself as a favorite for the grand Guyana Cup which will be staged on August 13 at the same venue.
Prior to the feature event, there were five races. Here is a summary of them:
Race 1 (Four Year West Indian Bred)
Firing Line $300,000
Got To Go
Race 2 (3 Year Old Guyana Bred)
Mischief Maker $200,000
Race 3 (E and Lower)
It’s My Choice $600,000
Golden Blue Echo
Red And Lovely
Release The Beast
Race 4 (L Class Maiden)
Lil Dude $130,000
She Is In Control
Race 5 (H3& Lower)
Midnight Blue ($275,000)
It’s My Turn