First win for Isolated in Premier race

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 11:58

by Kenneth Vella.

As expected, the Premier class race was the main attraction in yesterday’s 53rd meeting of the season held at the Marsa Race Track. This programme consisted of eleven races all for trotters on a short distance of 2140m. The Premier race was won by Isolated and driven by Noel Baldacchino.

Twelve horses lined up for the start of the class Premier race. It was German newcomer Obi Wan Kenobi (George Attard) the fastest horses after the official start of the race. This ten year old opened a length lead from Shamin (Charles Camilleri) and Mcollie (Salvu Vella). But 200m from the end, Isolated (Noel Baldacchino) stormed clear off the field to claim its first win of the season from Magnific As (Eric Bezzina) and Shamin. Obi Wan Kenobi ended in fourth place with the winner obtaining its first win of the season in an average time of 1.16.4” per kilometer.

In the only class Gold race of the day, Kejser Flamingo (Rodney Gatt) led almost all the way and obtained its second win of the season. Lord Of Rush (Ludvic Ghigo), Race Ball (Tony Demanuele) and Marlow As (Kevin Sciberras) ended respectively in second, third and fourth place.

The racing card included three races for class Silver trotters. In the first class Silver race it was Livi Cantona (Julian Farrugia) which surged ahead 350m to go. This Swedish six year old obtained its first win in Malta from Bete Saknussen (Claudio Refalo), Breeze Brodde (Mario Farrugia) and Charlie Smitt (Michael Ellul). Noel Baldacchino put Noble Spirit infront midway through the final straight of the second class Silver race. This horse registered its third win of the year from Papa’s Dream (Toni Tanti), Tinto E (Brian Zammit) and Meadow Dancer (Shawn Portelli). In the last class Silver race, it was Manifi Pointer (Charles Fava) which increased its pace along the last 500m. This horse finished first from Cocos Kaos (Jason Vassallo), Tirkita (Marco Tanti) and Lady Homely (Brian Zammit).

Yesterday’s winners

Race 1. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m. 1. Mackbrain (Johan Schembri) – 1.20.1”

Race 2. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m 1. Divinis (Charles Magro) – 1.19.8”

Race 3. Class Bronze. Dist – 2140m 1. Brightlight Sib (Alex Cortis) – 1.19.3”

Race 4. Class Bronze. Dist – 2140m. 1. Chilly Beast (Herman Mc Kay) – 1.16.9”

Race 5. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m 1. Belbroughton Road (Pierre Caruana) – 1.18.3”

Race 6. Class Silver. Dist – 2140m. 1. Livi Cantona (Julian Farrugia) – 1.18.9”

Race 7. Class Gold. Dist – 2140m 1. Kejser Flamingo (Rodney Gatt) – 1.17”

Race 8. Class Bronze. Dist – 2140m. 1. Royal Crafts K (Charles Zahra) – 1.18.6”

Race 9. Class Premier. Dist – 2140m 1. Isolated (Noel Baldacchino) – 1.16.4”

Race 10. Class Silver. Dist – 2140m 1.  Noble Spirit (Noel Baldacchino) – 1.18”

Race 11. Class Silver. Dist – 2140m 1. Manifi Pointer (Charles Fava) – 1.17.8”

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