Quin­tet of re­cent win­ners make for fit and fu­ri­ous Ron­ron Tro­phy

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Orville Clarke

TWELVE FIT horses are down to con­test the an­nual re­newal of the 3y-o Re­stricted Stakes for the Ron­ron Tro­phy over 1200 me­tres, the field in­clud­ing five re­cent win­ners.

They in­clude AN­OTHER FURY, MIS­TER BONES, SOY EL SENOR and the im­ported filly PURE AMAZE­MENT. And the win­ner might not nec­es­sar­ily emerge from this group, as oth­ers such as CLASSY AVI­A­TOR, sta­ble com­pan­ion AWE­SOME DES­TINY, VI­SION and BIRD CATCHER have the cre­den­tials to win a race of this na­ture.

Trainer Gary Subratie, who has a knack for win­ning tro­phy races, would dearly love to win this one, hav­ing trained the out­stand­ing Amer­i­can filly RON­RON — in whose hon­our the race is be­ing run — some years ago.


Subratie has two fan­cied run­ners in AWE­SOME DES­TINY and CLASSY AVI­A­TOR, who chased home the im­pres­sive CHACE THE GREAT in a fast-run 1300-me­tre race on Au­gust 27. Both will have their share of sup­port­ers, es­pe­cially CLASSY AVI­A­TOR with in-form jockey Aaron Cha­trie stick­ing with the ride.

In a re­ally tough race, my vote goes to AN­OTHER FURY, who won in the smart time of 1:18.1 re­cently, the last six in a scorch­ing 1:11.1.

True, the grey filly from the sta­bles of Fitzroy Glispie faces stiffer op­po­si­tion now pit­ted against non-win­ners of three, but she has im­pressed at ex­er­cise, gal­lop­ing 5 1/2 fur­longs in 1:07.0 by 1:00.2 and could be too light with 48.0kg and 2.0kg claim­ing ap­pren­tice Ja­vaniel Pat­ter­son aboard.

What’s more, AN­OTHER FURY has se­cured a good draw on the out­side at post po­si­tion 11 and could not have asked for any­thing more. She won’t be far off the early pace at the half­way stage and should take it from there.

Other firm fan­cies on the card are CRU­CIAL AP­PEAL, now tak­ing orders from trainer Dwight Chen, to win the third race for overnight al­lowance horses; MAN IN BLUE in the fourth, Thurs­day’s scorer UN­BREAK­ABLE in the fifth, and speedy JESSIE’S FA­VORITE to go all the way in the sev­enth.


SOY EL SENOR (left) with jockey Dane Dawkins pow­er­ing to vic­tory from MIS­TER BONES with Ameth Rob­les on-board in the fifth race on Satur­day, Au­gust 20. Both will run in to­day’s fea­ture race, for the Ron­ron Tro­phy.

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