Spectrum rules Juvenile Race
(The Philippine Star) - August 30, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Outstanding favorite Spectrum rallied deep in the stretch and went on to win the first leg of the Juvenile Stakes series yesterday at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite.

Getting heavy whipping from jockey Dan Camanero, Spectrum passed speedballs Pronto and Sippin Away with 200 remaining in the short 1000-meter race en route to the win that established him as one of the horses to watch in next year’s Triple Crown championship.

The son of Golden Pharoah and Celestial Chase won for owner lawyer-businessman Narciso Morales the top prize of P600,000 as he raised his earnings to P1.2 million after winning the same prize in a victorious campaign in the PCSO Maiden race last month.

Spectrum clocked 1 minute, 01.4 seconds, finishing a length in front of the fast-finishing Killer Hook under Pattie Dilema, the same colt who came in six lengths behind as runner-up to Morales’ pride and joy in the PCSO race.

“I hope he’ll run much better in Naic (Sta. Ana Park) where he is stabled. Sana gumaling pa ang kabayo,” said Morales, whose stable produced another winner right after the Juvenile race when the EP Nahilat-ridden Turf Moor beat 13 others in the Solaire Cup Division Cup.

“The horse has the heart to fight. Matapang ,” Morales said of Spectrum, who is now two-of-two in career starts.

According to Morales, next race for Spectrum is the second leg of the Juvenile series next month in Naic, which is scheduled for a longer distance of 1,400 meters.

Sippin Away, ridden by Jonathan Hernandez, faded in the stretch and finished third, while Pronto (Joel Lazaro) and Port Angeles came in fourth and fifth, respectively, in the race that featured seven colts and four fillies, all two-year-olds.

Selling more than three-fourths of the total double sales of P715, 505, Spectrum got out of the No. 9 stall poorly and spent the first 600 meters chasing Pronto and Sippin Away.

ACIRC ANA PARK CARMONA DAN CAMANERO GOLDEN PHAROAH AND CELESTIAL CHASE JOEL LAZARO JONATHAN HERNANDEZ JUVENILE STAKES KILLER HOOK NAIC NARCISO MORALES PRONTO AND SIPPIN AWAY
Philstar
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

SIGN IN
or sign in with