BIRD CATCHER, who figured prominently in both the1000 Guineas and the Oaks, looks the one to beat in today’s Caymanas Park restricted allowance feature over 1100 metres for the Titania Trophy, for native bred three-year-old fillies.The 14-strong field promises keen competition from leading lights BIRD CATCHER, POISON GAS, BLUE MOON, LIKE ALADY and BABY P. But the Fitzroy Glispie-trained BIRD CATCHER has the best credentials on past performances, especially having worked well in preparation for this trophy.BIRD CATCHER finished three lengths fifth to A THOUSAND STARS in the recent Caribbean Choice Oaks, this after disputing the lead at the half mile. And prior to that she finished fourth to NUCLEAR AFFAIR in the Post To Post 1000 Guineas, racing prominently into the straight as well.FAIRLY GOOD TIMEIt is interesting to recall that BIRD CATCHER won her only race over this trip in December of last year, slamming GLOBAL by five lengths in the fairly good time of 1:07.0.The chestnut filly by Burning Marque out of Bye Bye Birdie has moved impressively at exercise in preparation for this race, galloping six furlongs in a fast 1:13.1 on May 13.Having secured a good draw on the outside, BIRD CATCHER, with only 52.5kg and former champion apprentice O’Brien White aboard, should race in close touch of the expected leaders – POISON GAS and MISS MYRTLE – before coming through approaching the distance. She should win from the Wayne DaCosta-trained BLUE MOON and POISON GAS.Other firm fancies on the card are last Saturday’s fast-timer winner, FLYING MIRACLE, in the third; DI COBRE to go one better in the fifth race over the straight; as well as LUCKY NINE in the sixth; and down in class ZACKONTHEATTACK to score an overdue win in the ninth race.
The MVC Preview wrapped up the Bulldogs’ fall season. Print Friendly Version Senior Brooke Miller, who played as an individual, finished with a score of 249 (82-80-87).”We look forward to getting back to work this off season to prepare to take this course on in the spring,” said Pruett. Junior Grace Dunn and sophomore Sigurlaug Jonsdottir both fired a four-over par 76 on the final day to finish tied for 20th-place with a total score of 233. Senior Madison Glennie recorded her best round of the 54-hole event, shooting a 79 for a total score of 241 (82-80-79). Freshman Sam Paulak carded an 81 for a total score of 246 (79-86-81), while sophomore Aimee Gerschke rounded out the Bulldogs’ effort with a 254 (91-80-83). “Overall, we played better today. It was close to being a great day. We just lost a few strokes at the end of our rounds,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. NEWTON, Kan. – The Drake University women’s golf team concluded the fall season on Tuesday with the final round of the Missouri Valley Conference Preview at the Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan. Story Links The Bulldogs put together their best round of the tournament, recording a 312 for a total score 947 (321-314-312) and finishing in ninth-place. MVC Preview Results