Juice Man

FLASHBACK:Juice Man with Ricky Jadoo aboard

AFTER being ridden by Ricky Jadoo in all 11 starts in Trinidad, Juice Man will have a new partner when horse racing continues on Saturday at Santa Rosa Park, Arima.

With the multiple champion jockey sitting out the day’s action, last year’s Horse of the Year will be ridden by 2012 champion apprentice Dillon Khelawan in the TRINRE Stewards Cup.

The 1,200-metre contest, fondly known as the Sprint Championship of the South Caribbean, is one of two Grade I events on the seven-race card.

The other is the TRINRE Trinidad Derby Stakes, which is even more prestigious and is, in fact, the most treasured race on the local calendar.

The Derby is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, and after winning the Guineas and Midsummer Classic in the last two months, Wise Guy would become the fourth horse to sweep the series in Arima with victory on Saturday.

Eleven fellow West Indian-bred three-year-olds will be in opposition over 2,000 metres in the $70,000 contest, including Midsummer Classic runner-up Apache, Bella Riva, who placed second in the Guineas and third in the “Midsummer”, and Golden D’Or, the third and fourth-placed finisher in the Guineas and “Midsummer”, respectively.

The Derby is the penultimate event on the programme and is billed for 4 p.m., 40 minutes after the Stewards Cup.

Seven will be in opposition in this $50,000 contest for the top-class horses, including Juice Man, General JN, 2017 champ Thisonesforron and defending champ Early Bird.

Post time for the 19th round of the Arima Race Club’s 2020 Season is 12.35 p.m.

Here are the runners, weights and riders:

RACE 1 – 12.35 - MODIFIED BENCHMARK HANDICAP – RATED 30 & LOWER – 1500 Metres (TURF) - $12,650. 1. MAN ON FIRE 52 Rico Hernandez; 2. PRINCESS ALEX 57 K. Santo; 3. REDHOTFILLYPEPPER 57 K. Santo; 4. TRUSTY ROSE 52.5 T. Phillips; 5. LITTLE JOHN 49 A. Poon; 7. RED KNUCKLES 53.5 J. Boodramsingh; 8. EL CHAPO 54 R. Balgobin.

RACE 2- 1.15 - NATIVE-BRED 3 Y.O. & OVER MAIDENS – 1100 Metres (TURF) - $12,650. 1. Perfect Saint 54 J. Boodramsingh; 2. Osaka 54 K. Santo; 3. FULFILL 57 Romario Hernandez; 4. SHE WBO ON TIME 54 T. Phillips; 5. CATS CAN 57 N. Samaroo; 6. PRICE ALERT 57 D. Khelawan; 7. CON TE PARTIRO 54 L. Seecharan Jr; 8. PAWAN PUTRA 57 B. Boodramsingh.

RACE 3 – 1.55 - MODIFIED BENCHMARK HANDICAP – RATED 60-45 – 1750 Metres - $16,100. 1. OSCEOLA PARKWAY 55.5 N. Flavenney; 2. PONTIUS PILATE 54 S. Balroop; 3. INTEGRITY 57 T. Phillips; 4. MAHA RAJA 54.5 Prayven Badrie; 5. STAR OF WONDER 54.5 R. Ali; 6. MEMORIES 57.5 N. Abrego; 7. JESSE’S GIRL 54.5 L. Seecharan Jr; 8. SPRING VALLEY 53 J. Boodramsingh.

RACE 4 – 2.40 - MODIFIED BENCHMARK HANDICAP – RATED 40-25 – 1100 Metres (TURF) - $12,650. 1. FEEL THE HEAT 57.5 N. Abrego; 2. LADY BIRD 55.5 B. Boodramsingh; 3. DANCING SUN 56 K. Santo; 4. PRINCESS CHARLOTTE 56.5 L. Seecharan Jr; 5. PURE PLEASURE 51 S. Balroop; 6. INFORTHEGLORY 54 K. Chandler; 7. LADY HAMILTON 57 D. Khelawan; 8. FORTUNE TELLER 54.5 J. Boodramsingh; 9. CROWN DYNASTY 58 Romario Hernandez; 10. UNSETTLED HEART 54.5 O. Mohammed; 11. PROUD VANESSA 53.5 Rico Hernandez.

RACE 5 – 3.20 - TRINRE STEWARDS CUP (GRADE I) – IMPORTED 2 Y.O. & OVER AND WEST INDIAN-BRED 3 Y.O. & OVER (7) – 1200 Metres – $50,000.

1. JUICE MAN 57 D. Khelawan; 2. EARLY BIRD 57 K. Khelawan; 3. APOCALYPSE 57 K. Santo; 4. MAKING HEADLINES 57 B. Boodramsingh; 5. PLEASANTLY BIG 57 T. Phillips; 6. THISONESFORRON 57 K. Balgobin; 7. GENERAL JN 57 Prayven Badrie.

RACE 6 – 4.00 - TRINRE TRINIDAD DERBY STAKES (GRADE I) – WEST INDIAN-BRED 3 Y.O. (12) – 2000 Metres – $70,000.

1. AMERICAN TRAVELLER 57 Rico Hernandez; 2. GOLDEN D’OR 57 D. Khelawan; 3. WANG CHUNG 54 N. Samaroo; 4. WISE GUY 54 K. Santo; 5. AIRFORCE WON 57 S. Balroop; 6. BELLA RIVA 51 B. Boodramsingh; 7. REPRISAL 54 A. Poon; 8. APACHE 57 K. Khelawan; 9. CP JET 54 Romario Hernandez; 10. NUCLEAR FIRE 57 J. Boodramsingh; 11. PRINCESS STEFFANI 51 R. Ali; 12. SMOOTH SAILING 51 R. Balgobin.

RACE 7 – 4.45 - MODIFIED BENCHMARK HANDICAP – RATED 45-30 – 1750 Metres - $12,650. 1. PURE STRIKE 56 R. Balgobin; 2. NABAWI 58.5 O. Mohammed; 3. ROAD RAGE 54 Romario Hernandez; 4. COMANDANTE 52.5 Prayven Badrie; 5. ATTA GIRL SILVY 53.5 K. Santo; 6. WELL CONNECTED 57 L. Seecharan Jr; 7. PRINCE GEORGE 53 A. Poon; 8. THE BIG SAINT 51.5 K. Chandler; 9. UNO MAS 56.5 T. Phillips; 10. INDY ANNA BABY 57 N. Abrego; 11. WHY KAPALUA 55.5 S. Balroop; 12. MANO 57 K. Khelawan.

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