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Cherise Farrugia continues to steal the limelight at the Marsa Racetrack

Andrew Farrugia steers Udako to victory at Marsa. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

During the 6th meeting of the season which was held yesterday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack there was the continuation of the second championship of this season.

This is the Assikura Championship for class Gold trotters on a short distance of 2140m. From the four heats of this championship, 16 horses made it to the semifinal stage.

Sunday’s card included also a normal class Premier race on a long distance of 2640m and which was won by Caid De Bengale driven by Cherise Farrugia. The latter had two wins.

This was also a memorable meeting for the Farrugia family as Cherise’s grandfather, Andrew finished first in another race with Udako.

Only nine trotters lined up in the class Premier race. Carlo De Carsi (Michael Ellul) was the fastest horse at first, opening a small lead from Caid De Bengale (Cherise Farrugia) and Vencedor (Mario Fenech).

With 300m to go, Carlo De Carsi started to slow down and in the final straight was overtaken by Caid De Bengale which sealed its fourth win in a row by a length from Vencedor.

Carlo De Carsi had to settle for third place from Avrik De Guez (Carmelo Farrugia). The winner clocked an average time of 1.15.7” per kilometer.  

Another meeting at the Marsa Racetrack will be held on Sunday. The first race should start at 1.30pm.

Sunday’s winners

Race 1. Class Copper. Dist – 2640m. 1. Generation d’Amour (Jesmar Gafa’) – 1.18.9”

Race 2. Class Copper. Dist – 2640m. 1. Croque Tout (Jesmar Gafa’) – 1.19.2”

Race 3. Assikura Championship Heat. Class Gold. Dist – 2140m. 1. Chemsak Vedaquais (Jeffrey Said) – 1.16.8”

Race 4. Assikura Championship Heat. Class Gold. Dist – 2140m. 1. Forecast (Ludvic Ghigo) – 1.15.7”

Race 5. Assikura Championship Heat. Class  Gold. Dist – 2140m. 1. Ami De Clerlande (Noel Baldacchino) – 1.15.9”

Race 6. Assikura Championship Heat. Class  Gold. Dist – 2140m. 1. Bright Charm (Cherise Farrugia)  – 1.17.7”

Race 7. Class Silver. Dist – 2640m. 1. Udako (Andrew Farrugia) – 1.18.7”

Race 8. Class Premier. Dist – 2640m. 1. Caid De Bengale (Cherise Farrugia) – 1.15.7”

Race 9. Class Silver. Dist – 2640m. 1. Desir De Banome (Charlton Gauci) – 1.19.5”

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