Sir Fever flies again and wins the Gran Premio Jockey Club in Uruguay
Sir Fever flies again and wins the Gran Premio Jockey Club in Uruguay: Sir Fever was the topic of conversation of most Uruguayan people last week, and not just horse racing fans. The champion horse caused great expectation amongst fans from his landslide victory in the Polla de Potrillos (G1), the first leg of the Uruguayan Triple Crown, and the Gran Premio Jockey Club was no exception for Sir Fever. Sir Fever won the second leg of the Triple Crown in great style, the Gran Premio Jockey Club (G1) over 2000 meters (1 ¼ m) in Maronas Race Track, on Sunday, October 5, 2014.
Since the start, Sir Fever broke like a rocket looking for a gate to wire victory. The longshot Impensable (Brz) tried to follow his steps settling into second place and Malandrino (Brz) in third place around 4 lengths behind the leader. In the 6 furlongs Impensable faded and Malandrino took the second place trying to catch the leader, but his effort was in vain, because Sir Fever’s rider slightly stimulated him and pulled away several lengths.
When Sir Fever entered in the stretch, the spectators were pretty excited clapping for the champion horse. Finally Sir Fever won handily by 4 lengths, Malandrino (Brz) was second, Interrogado a distant third and Basko Hy fourth.
Sir Fever, a 3-year-old son of Texas Fever (Victory Gallop) – Sirina (Arg) by Rainbow Corner (GB) clocked the 1 ¼ m in 2:02.82 and now is unbeaten in 9 starts. He was ridden by his usual rider, Federico F. Piriz and is trained by Jorge A. Piriz.
In an emotional celebration, Sir Fever’s owner accompanied with a big squad, including some children, took the photo with the champ and received the awards. Finally the spectators enjoyed the good music of Alejandro Balbis and Gerardo Dorado Aka “El Aleman”
Sir Fever is just one step away to winning the Triple Crown and emulate Invasor’s feat in Uruguay. His next goal is the third leg, the Gran Premio Nacional (G1) over 2500 meters to be contested on Sunday, November 9, 2014.
Gran Premio Jockey Club 2014 Replay: