Whole lotta fast ‘Talk’


RACE FANS who went to the Garrison Savannah to attend the Barbados Turf Club’s eighth day of the second racing season yesterday surely got their money’s worth.  Punters were rewarded with bumper payments and pundits witnessed two champion performances.On a typically bright and beautiful Saturday afternoon, track conditions were listed as good-to-soft, giving all of the runners a good chance to perform.Fine style The feature race was the 13th running of the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders’ Asssociation Sprint Stakes & Trophy, over 1 100 metres. The winner was the Joseph brothers-owned Areutalkintome, who took the event in fine style. The four-year-old colt, ridden by Anderson Trotman, went post-to-post in a good time of one minute, six seconds and 1/5, and always had his four rivals under pressure.Areutalkintome left the gates full of running, and was never seriously threatened, eventually winning by a comfortable eight lengths.“It was nothing more than an exercise run. He won as I expected him to win. “Once he gets a good ride, there’s no opposition in Barbados for him,” said winning owner Attie Joseph III.Areutalkintome was followed home by Dark Knight in second, with the Edward Walcott Jr-trained pair of Mystical Magic and Super Star, third and fourth, respectively.Trotman, who enjoyed the easy victory, added: “He’s a very nice horse to ride. “From the time I left the gates, it was all over, and just a matter of how much I wanted to win by. It was effortless.”It was Trotman’s second win of an impressive double. Two races earlier, he captured the Kabul Handicap for three-year-olds-and-older horses rated 0-115 over 1 800 metres aboard Mingun Temple. The three-year-old colt sent a strong message with a pulsating victory and looks like he will be a major force going forward.From the gates, Mingun Temple stalked favourite Walk On By, who set out to make all the running.Enterprising riding However, when Mingun Temple asked questions of her at the two-furlong marker, Walk On By simply had no answer.Mingun Temple went on to register an impressive victory, and much is now expected in future starts. Walk On By was second, with Zoom third, and Charge It back in fourth.The appreciative crowd also saw some enterprising riding from Jalon Samuel, who rode three winners on the card. Samuel won the day’s first race with the imported Byhookorbycreek, owned by Bill Hayley and the Comics, in the Divine Messenger Condition Race for two-year-olds over 1 000 metres.His other victories were on Up The Ante for Melrose and Clifton racing in the the Don Anglesonny Handicap (Division A) going 1 570 metres, and Slammin N’ Jammin in the Gone Platinum Handicap over 1 100 metres for horses rated 0-75.Trainer Jonathan Simpson continued to win over the fans and was successful with Byhookorbycreek and Up The Ante.The next race day will be September 4.


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