It was just like a walk in the park for highly-touted, but relegated to only the second choice, Basheirrou in taking the 2021 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Maiden Race last Sunday at the Santa Ana Park in Naic, Cavite.
At the onset, top choice Enigma Uno set the pace with the eventual winner well within striking distance and it was clear that the event was going to be a two-horse affair as the rest ofa the field was clearly outgunned by the two leaders.
With 600-meters remaining, the Rancho Sta. Rosa-owned, Ruben Tupas-trained and Melaine Habla-bred (Brigand out of Allemeuse) chestnut colt masterfully ridden by Kelvin Abobo stretched his stuff to grab the lead and began to open up an insurmountable distance between him and all comers.
At the finish line, Basheirrou was like issuing a challenge to other two-year olds (for the upcoming 2nd leg of the Philracom Juvenile Stakes where equally top caliber young horses will compete like first leg winner GOMEZIAN and runner up RADIO BELL which will be on Nov 7 at the San Lazaro Business and Leisure Park) by stopping the clock at 1:17.4 (7′-21′-22′-26), seven lengths ahead of the nearest opposition, for the six and a half furlong journey and bringing home the top prize of P600-thousand for his connections.
Coming in second was Enigma Uno for P200-thousand followed by Tinago Falls (P100-thousand) and Hot Rot Hearts(P50,000).