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General JN speeds to victory

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
3 year old John Leotaud-trained General JN, with jockey Brian Boodramsingh, heads towards the winning pole ahead of his challengers Nuclear Power with jockey Dillion Khelawan and Caesar Country ridden by Jockey Ronald Ali. General JN went on to win Race 7, the Modified benchmark handicap 3 Y.O. and over horses rated 80-40 out at Santa Rosa Park Arima, yesterday. PICTURE RALPH BANWARIE

The John Leotaud trained General JN won the feature Modified Benchmark Handicap for Horses Rated 80-60 over 1,750 metres with contemptuous ease out at Santa Rosa Park, Arima, yesterday.

The Jerry Narace Triple Crown aspirant was put at the ahead of affairs from the starts by a very confident Brian Boodramsing and he never saw his rivals after that.

He never gave his backers any anxious moments as he cruised into a two-length lead going down the backstretch with rider Boodramsingh doing precious little. The three-year-old champion was always holding sway ahead of second favourite Nuclear Power which beat his when they first met on February eight this year by five lengths.

He exacted this revenge and by the far turn 600 metres out Boodramsing was noticeably unsaddling so much better was the son of Forest Danger travelling than his rivals.

At the far turn, General JN skipped three lengths clear of Nuclear Power with Caesar Country moving up on the inside as Maha Raja hoisted the red flag. These were followed by Blind Date, Eye See You, Reggae Dancer and Leading Lady which was not travelling well.

At the top of the straight, the race was on for second place as General KN quickened away in great style for an impressive victory

Nuclear Power outstayed Caesar Country for second with Blind Date running on when it was all over to get fourth.

The running time was good 1:50.63

Punters had a good day as three punters walked home with big bounties.

In the sixth event, the combination of King of the Band, Well Connected, San Antonio, Captain Sparrow and Star Rocket gave a punter an excellent Independence Day gift of $38,470.20.

In the final event which was won by Acus Reus which was well punted at 3/1, the combination of favourite Gus No Fuss, Why Kapalua, Golazo and Lombard gave two lucky punters $20,376.60 for their knowledge.

The leading trainer yesterday was Glenn Mendez who saddled two winners in Road Rage and Integrity.

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