Away gives new owners 1st victory by a nose over Supremacy
BY DEAN GREENAWAY
Rushing Away won Sunday’s 1-mile feature race—the third of four one mile aces
on the card—in the day’s fastest time of 1 minute, 47-1/5, giving his new owners
their first victory by a nose over Supremacy.
Alden Sprauve said it was his first race after joining with Arlington Pickering
and Jason Potter last week to purchase Rushing Away. “It was really impressive
to see the jockey coming out and riding his best for us. We really appreciate
everything.” Sprauve said, admitting that they had no plan for their first race.
“We just wanted to see what the horse had. This race told us that this horse is
built for it,” he said. “We knew it would have been a close race but he hanged
Rushing Away showed the way for most of the race and opened a two and a half
lengths lead. But his lead disappeared over the final two furlongs as Walley
pulled Supremacy to cut the deficit. Supremacy charged home in the final furlong
but ran out of turf as Rushing Away hanged on by a nose for the victory.
Potter said Actspectation is the only horse on Tortola that can beat Rushing
Away. “From here we are on our own. He’s a big horse and we know we’ll get a lot
out of him,” Potter said. “This victory builds our confidence.”
Livermore Run stayed off Peluzo Panzi Panzi’s early pace, then made a move with
two furlongs to go before holding off Smooth Legend on the stretch run for the
day’s second fastest time of 1:48-3/5, in the day’s final mile race.
Mountain Man beat Honest Past and Blackberry Sting, setting the times for the
other horses to chase when he recorded a 1 minute 49.0 time in the first of the
one mile races.
Fabulous Cherokee ran neck and neck with Princess of Heather before pulling away
with less than a quarter mile to go to win in 1:50-4/5, in the second one miler.
Peanut Prospect won the first of two five furlong races that saw the second and
third place positions being reversed after a foul was called. St. Thomas’ Cyber
Spice who was entered in the race, switched with Flowered Son. Heading to the
first turn, Flowered Son who was on the outside, made contact with Quaker Rat
while he was trying to negotiate the turn, when the foul occurred. Quaker Rat
who finished third was awarded second place by the officials after consultation.
Peanut Prospect’s winning time was 1:02-3/5.
In the other five furlong race Como Bebe pulled even with early leader Cyber
Spice with two and a half furlongs to go, then charged home to victory in
1:02-4/5. Arabian Charm placed third while Kriptonihgt was scratched from the
The BVI Horse Owners Association dedicated the race card to the three BVI
Electricity Corporation employees—Alec Mathavious, Relston Farrington and Roger
Hodge—who died in a tragic accident on Tuesday.
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