Trotman leads treble at Charles Town /

CHARLES TOWN – Bar­ba­di­an Keimar Trot­man won a US$38 000 al­lowance at Charles Town in West Vir­ginia, USA, on Wednes­day, to lead a tre­ble of Caribbean wins on the eight-race card.

The 24-year-old paired with 9-1 choice La­dy Storm in a 4-½ length sprint in race six, to beat the three-year-old and up­ward fil­lies and mares by three-quar­ters of a length.

Two-to-one bet Good Kar­ma led ear­ly with Tiz the Rea­son in pur­suit be­fore Trot­man brought his six-year-old chest­nut mare from well off the pace to col­lar the field in the fi­nal yards.

Fel­low na­tion­al Re­shawn Latch­man was al­so in win­ners’ row, pi­lot­ing 5-1 chance JJ Wedg­it Man to a com­fort­able 2-1/4 length, front-run­ning vic­to­ry over the three-year-olds and up­ward in the $13 300 race five.

Go­ing 6-1/2 fur­longs, Latch­man put the five-year-old roan geld­ing to the front to pro­duce splits of 24.23 sec­onds for the quar­ter and 48.05 for the half, with Bone­yard­holler and Naz­ca Mys­tery track­ing.

Latch­man came un­der threat from the pair leav­ing the three-eighths but kept JJ Wedg­it Man to task in the stretch.

Ja­maican Ja­son Simp­son al­so tast­ed suc­cess when he com­bined with 25-1 long­shot Azure Fire to stun the three-year-olds and up­ward by 1-1/4 lengths in race four over 6-1/2 fur­longs.

An­dre Ramgeet, the son of vet­er­an Ja­maican jock­ey An­drew Ramgeet, raced Rey O Reyes to the front to carve out frac­tions of 23.79 for the quar­ter and 47.57 for the half, with Simp­son one from last in the six-horse field.

How­ev­er, Simp­son made his bid with Azure Fire at the sev­en-six­teenth pole and got the best out of the four-year-old bay geld­ing in the fi­nal yards.


LINK ORIGINAL: The Trinidad Guardian