Picture: The Gatekeeper wins yesterday at Champ de Mars. (People’s Turf PLC).

The former Nick Jonsson-owned Cheveley Stud-bred The Gatekeeper (Dynasty) made his debut in Mauritius on July 9 in the
The Mauritius Guineas Cup and duly won, beating the Summerhill Stud-bred Absolutist (Traffic Guard), the John Slade-bred Shah Akbar (Querari) and the Ben Botha-bred Nourbese (Futura).
 
Yesterday (Sunday), The Gatekeeper faced only Absolutist and Nourbese in the The People Of The Republic Mauritius Derby Cup and he dominated his opponents to claim the title of “best four-year-old” for this season.
 
Trainer Rameshwar Gujadhur’s camp was confident and The Gatekeeper did not disappoint his followers.
 
He started well and followed in the slip stream of Absolutist with Nourbese at the back.
 
Approaching the 400m mark,  Chase Maujean asked The Gatekeeper for his effort.
 
Absolutist tried his hardest, but at weight for age level was never going to match the Gatekeeper, who won with consummate ease.
 
Absolutist was second and Nourbese third.
 
The Gatekeeper, who is a full brother to Legislate, thus joins ML Jet (2016), Hard Day’s Night (2017), White River (2019) and Bag Of Tricks (2021) as winners of the four-year-old title for the Rameshwar and Subiraj Gujadhur partnership. 
 
The final classification of the 4-year-old championship
 
1. The Gatekeeper – 14 points
 
2. Walls Of Dubrovnik – 7 points
 
3. Absolutist – 6 points
 
4. Nourbese – 4 points
 
5. Royal Wulff – 3 points
 
6. Shah Akbar – 2 points
 
6. Thomas Henry – 2 points
 

7. Var’s Elusion – 0 points

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