Rookie Muir logs double at Northlands
EDMONTON, Ontario (CMC): Jamaican Shamaree Muir continued to make waves in his debut international season when he rode a double on the eight-race card at Northlands Park here on Saturday. The 21year-old took race one over six furlongs with 2-1 chance Live a Little before following up in race eight over 6-1/2 furlongs with victory aboard 9-1 choice Long Time Don.
Muir, a two-time champion apprentice back in his homeland, lies sixth on 33 wins in the season due to wrap up on October 22.
Five-time defending champion Rico Walcott, who won just once on the day’s card, tops the jockeys standings with 86, a whopping 40 clear of Trinidadian Keishan Balgobin.
Jamaican Dane Nelson sits third on 45 wins with multipletime former champion Barbadian Quincy Welch one back in fourth.