FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) BERRANCA/POLLY B (2) SONADOR EXPRESSS /IDON’TKNOW (3) AGAKHAN/PIZARRO (4) LEGAL ARENA /TWILIGHT CITIZEN (5) RAISING THE BAR /GOLD MEMBER (6) RUNAWAY GIRL/KING D Both Super-6s start anew on tomorrow’s Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, the first of these commencing in the first race over 1300 metres, where the recent winner, BERRANCA, and POLLY B should have a battle royal for top honours in a field of eight. POLLY B, who has been knocking a the door in recent weeks, boasts superior speed and will, no doubt, set off in front with ZUGULU and RALLY BABY in hot pursuit. But the Anthony Nunes-trained filly BERRANCA won’t be far away and, coming off a recent fast-time win with top apprentice Linton Steadman again in the saddle, should catch and beat POLLY B from the convenient mark of 51.0kg. The second race over 1600 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up looks tailored for the lightly raced SANADOR EXPRESS, with the improving 4.0kg claiming apprentice Andre Powell aboard. Trained by Clifford Atkinson Jr, the 4-y-o filly by Camadon out of Fireontheocean caught the eye on her debut last Saturday, finishing two lengths third (staying on) to PRINCESS STATISTIC over 1200 metres, despite being slowly into stride. Now better for the experience and a mile more suitable, SONADOR EXPRESS should win from MR TOPPER TOP MAN and IDON’TKNOW in a field of 10. AGAKHAN, with smart apprentice Bebeto Harvey in the saddle, should be rewarded for his consistency in the third race for $450,000 – $400,000 claimers over 1100 metres. The trip is ideal in a small field of seven. PIZARRO and the speedy GAGA LADY are twin dangers. The improving LEGAL ARENA won by all of 10 lengths in maiden company last Saturday and is tipped to repeat in the fourth race over 1300 metres for non-winners of two. Champion jockey Shane Ellis has retained the ride aboard LEGAL ARENA, who should lead home stable-companions TRADITIONAL STORM and TWILIGHT CITIZEN. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the fleet-footed RAISING THE BAR (Halledeen up) and RUNAWAY GIRL under title chasing jockey Omar Walker. Their respective dangers are GOLD MEMBER in the fifth over the straight and KING D in the sixth.
Return of Kara Kara toll boothVehicles carrying commercial goods attached to businesses registered in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) may have to pay an agreed biennial cost to the municipality of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) when the Kara Kara toll booth at Mackenzie becomes operational again. This was discussed during deliberations at an extraordinary meeting of the Council which was recently held.The extraordinary meeting that was recently heldWhile a cost has not yet been set, a majority of Councillors at the meeting voted in favour of the decision to have the necessary vehicles, such as those carrying lumber, pay twice a year at a reduced cost.Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland indicated that a cost is expected to be arrived at following consultations with the Linden Chamber of Industry Commerce and Development (LCICD) and businesses within the community. Some categories of vehicles subjected to toll are timber trucks, haulers with machinery, trailers with logs and vehicles with goods for sale, among others.Another aspect which was discussed by the Council recently was the penalties for assaulting a toll collector which carries a $10,000 fine or an alternative of three months in prison.The Kara Kara toll booth had been the centre of controversy in the past due to the Council’s by-laws which were govern it, not being in force. A move to have it up and running again by the previous Council, after years, resulted in its abrupt closure by the previous Government in 2013. However, recently, the present Council succeeded in having the toll booth gazetted, with a claims and objections period being put in place for citizens.Just last week, the Mayor sought to clear up some misconceptions being peddled around the community, where some residents were reportedly of the belief that all vehicles traversing the route would be subjected to pay tolls. He noted that businesses which are coming from out of town would be subjected to the toll, while stating that it creates for a level playing field. Holland said however that there’s no cost for private vehicles and taxis.He added that there has been some changes, however, as it relates to costs as he outlined that the previous costs were age old. This, he said, had been discussed during a meeting with the LCICD and was agreed to by the parties involved.