‘Buzz’ romps home

Jamaica Gleaner - - TUESDAY SPORTS - Orville Clarke Gleaner Writer

BUZZ NIGHT­MARE ce­mented his sta­tus as one of the best horses in the coun­try with an im­pres­sive vic­tory in the 44th run­ning of the Alex’s Im­port Gold Cup over 1400 me­tres at Cay­manas Park yes­ter­day.

Run­ning at odds of 5-2 with Oneil Mullings rid­ing for 14-time cham­pion trainer Philip Feanny and own­ers 2 PENYU, BUZZ NIGHT­MARE raced to his fifth con­sec­u­tive win to put him­self in line for pos­si­ble ‘Horse of the Year’ hon­ours.

The fleet-footed 4-y-o geld­ing by Into Mis­chief out of Queen of Bat­tle cov­ered the dis­tance in the smart time of 1:23.4 in win­ning by 2 3/4 lengths from fel­low lightweights PHINEAS and BRAWN, both at 7-1, be­hind splits of 22.4, 45.0 and a blis­ter­ing 1:10.0 for the first six fur­longs. His time was a full sec­ond slower than the long-stand­ing track record set by the leg­endary EROS for Feanny in the 1994 Gold Cup.

“He’s yet to show his full po­ten­tial,” as­serted Feanny, who was saddling his 11th gold cup win­ner.

Mullings had a sec­ond win­ner on the card in the Spencer Chung-trained KING D (9-2), who made all over 1100 me­tres for a facile win in the ninth race, while cham­pion trainer Wayne DaCosta posted three win­ners in RUN­AWAY GIRL, FEAR­LESS SA­MU­RAI and SUPERTRONICS, all highly fan­cied.

IAN ALLEN/PHOTOGRAPHER

BUZZ NIGHT­MARE, with Oneil Oneil Mullings aboard, sprints clear of third-placed BRAWN (Aaron Cha­trie) and SEEK­ING MY DREAM (Omar Walker), who placed fifth, in the 44th run­ning of the Alex’s Im­port Gold Cup over 1400 me­tres at Cay­manas Park yes­ter­day.

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