Alado wins at Race of Champions to maintain unbeaten record

Guyana Cup and President’s Cup winner Alado maintained supremacy in Guyana horse racing with a crushing win in the Race of Champions at Bush Lot United, West Coast Berbice.
In the feature event, Alado, who was piloted by Jockey Colin Ross, finished ahead of Jessica’s Pride, Ice Kreem Sundae and Queen Domina in that order. Alado finished the feature event in 1:08:66.

How the day unfolded
Early Bird, trained by Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr and owned by R&R Syndicate Stable, flew out of the gates in race five, and then sprouted wings when Creemore attempted to close and paid the price as the ‘afterburner’ caused her to change course and eventually pull up. This left the Bird floating on the new surface to win unchallenged.
A bobbing of heads in the day’s opener saw Sarkar, ridden by Colin Ross for owner Hope Racing Stable, getting the better of longtime leader Warstar in the four-horse contest over six furlongs in a time of 1.15.06.
In the second race on the card, Hurricane Lane, owned/trained by Michael Hookumchand, the lone grey horse in the six-horse sprint, blew away his competition over the six-furlong event in a decent 1.15.05.
In the third race, Rachel coming off a good runner-up slot behind Gypsy King, boosted that form with a Cody success in the seven furlongs.
And the ‘Coup’ was pulled off by trainer Therbhuwan Jagdeo, with Coup D’état for Jagdeo Racing Stable. Well-placed throughout the race, rider Nicholas Patrick was a mere passenger on the mare, who had competed at the highest level in Guyana prior to this exercise run. She set a new record of 1.11.14 on a surface that was very helpful to the horses. In race four, Coup D’état finished ahead of Nuclear Fire, Game Changer, and Bank Note.
Jockey Ross, when interviewed about the newly-laid surface, declared: “It’s too early to comment, but when it settle down with more racing, we will have a first-class surface. Today it was a trial, but the times recorded were quick – new track records. That say something.”