Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Poetic licensed to thrill

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POETIC LICENCE once again displayed her superiority over her peers as she strolled to victory in yesterday’s first Jewel of the Barbados Triple Crown, the 66th running of the Grade I – Magnum Classic Barbados Guineas over 1 570 metres – at the Garrison Savannah.

Jockey Rickey Walcott was a mere spectator aboard the Bills Inc.-owned filly who never broke a sweat in the $60 500 race for West Indian bred three-year-olds at allotted weights. Her final margin of victory could have easily been much wider than the two and a half lengths recorded.

The Victor Cheeseman filly, who stopped the clock in a mesmerising one minute, 35 seconds flat, ran even faster than the horses rated 80-62.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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