Vi­sion up­sets in Ron­ron fea­ture

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Orville Clarke Gleaner Writer

VI­SION, OF­FER­ING odds of 12-1 with lead­ing jockey Omar Walker rid­ing for 15time cham­pion trainer Wayne DaCosta, made vir­tu­ally all to win the sec­ond run­ning of the Ron­ron Tro­phy, a re­stricted stakes event over 1200 me­tres at Cay­manas Park yes­ter­day.

Break­ing smartly from the num­ber two post po­si­tion, the 3-y-o grey colt led un­der pres­sure from 7-1 chance CLASSY AVI­A­TOR on his in­side, pass­ing the half mile with the highly fan­cied pair of BIRD CATCHER (5-2) and PURE AMAZE­MENT (5-1) in close touch in a field of 12 three-year-olds.

VI­SION, how­ever, main­tained a nar­row lead over the Aaron Cha­trie-rid­den CLASSY AVI­A­TOR into the straight, find­ing ex­tra un­der a bustling ride to beat CLASSY AVI­A­TOR on the rails by 11¼2 lengths with the Amer­i­can filly, PURE AMAZE­MENT a close third. The 2-1 favourite, AN­OTHER FURY, was a big dis­ap­point­ment and ended up in the eleventh spot.

VI­SION, who had pre­vi­ously won over this trip o n A u g u s t 2 0 w i t h Wa l k e r a b o a r d , i s b y He’sthe­re­alth­ing out of the Ali­sios mare Money Spinner, owned by the trainer’s wife, El­iz­a­beth DaCosta, and bred by Or­ange Val­ley Es­tates Lim­ited.

DaCosta had a sec­ond win­ner on the card in QUEEN OF BAGDAD (8-1), who stormed through from well off the pace to catch and beat sta­ble-com­pan­ion DYS­FUNC­TIONAL, the 3-5 favourite with Walker aboard, by a neck.


Owned by Carl­ton Wat­son, QUEEN OF BAGDAD was the first of three win­ners for top ap­pren­tice Bebeto Har­vey on the 10-race pro­gramme. Har­vey also won the clos­ing race over the straight aboard 2-1 chance STAR OF DAVID as well as the 99-1 out­sider A VES­SEL OF LOVE for trainer Lawrence Free­man­tle in the eighth race over 1100 me­tres for maiden three-year-old fil­lies.

Com­ing from far off the pace, A VES­SEL OF LOVE fin­ished like a run­away train to beat 11-1 chance BROOK­LYN by a neck in a 13-horse field.

This week­end will fea­ture the two-day He­roes Rac­ing Car­ni­val with the Cash Pot Only One For Me Tro­phy kick­ing off the Supreme Ven­tures 2-y-o se­ries on Satur­day and the pop­u­lar Gold Cup race over 1400 me­tres high­light­ing Monday’s He­roes Day pro­gramme on Oc­to­ber 17. VI­SION (cen­tre), with Omar Walker aboard, win­ning the Ron­ron Tro­phy, run over 1200 me­tres, at Cay­manas Park yes­ter­day.


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