Lindsay wins three races in two days with horses making their 2013 debuts
Trainer Tanya Lindsay stole the show on Saturday night at Assiniboia Downs and not because she won two races, but because she won two races with horses making their first starts of 2013 against race-fit horses.
Lindsay won the second race with My Natalie ($5.90), Paul Nolan up, and the featured seventh race with Manitoba-bred C. C. Ride ($16.40), Adolfo Morales in the irons. And she almost pulled off the hat trick with first time starter Wise Defender in the eighth race at 15-1.
Wise Defender looked like he may have been hit in the face with a clod on the backstretch. He then dropped back to last on the turn and stayed there until the stretch, when he came flying between horses late under Renaldo Cumberbatch to finish fourth beaten two lengths.
It was no fluke that Lindsay’s debut runners won two races on Saturday, as she did the same thing on Friday in the first race with River Spirit ($9.60), again with Renaldo Cumberbatch in the saddle.
Not to be outdone, trainer Tom Gardipy Jr. also won two races on Saturday night. He took the third race with Lil Miss G ($5.70) and the fifth race with B Twenty Four ($4.50). Both winners were ridden by Jennifer Reid, who now sits third in the standings with 11 wins, two behind Paul Nolan (13 wins), who also won two races Saturday, and one behind Chris Husbands (12).
Adolfo Morales won a pair of races on Saturday to move into a tie for fourth in the standings with Trevor Simpson, who also won a race on Saturday. Each have seven wins.
Tom Gardipy Jr.’s two winners moved him into a tie for third in the trainer standings with Chad Torevell. Each have five wins, two behind Ardell Sayler (7) and one back of Jerry Gourneau (6). Both Gourneau and Sayler won a race on Saturday night.
There were a number of game performances on Saturday night and it would be well worth watching the replays. The highlight of the night of course was C.C. Ride winning the seventh and featured race over Majorca Sun. The latter was certainly game in defeat however, after winning a duel from the outside with favourite Johannesbourbon, who faded to finish seventh.
C. C. Ride made the %15 Pick-4 pay $2,323 for a $2 ticket. Even better, he topped a $2 Triactor that paid $2,884.60.
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