Ja­mai Raja will go all the way

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

BOTH THE Pick-9 and Su­per-6s were caught on Mon­day’s Heroes Day pro­gramme at Cay­manas Park, en­sur­ing there are no car­ry­overs go­ing into tomorrow’s meet.

The Pick-9 will em­brace races two to 10 with a guar­an­teed min­i­mum of $1 mil­lion, the first Su­per-6 from race one to six, the late Su­per-6 from race five to 10, both of­fer­ing min­i­mums of $750,000.

We look at the first Su­per-6, which gets un­der­way with a two-year-old maiden spe­cial over 1000 me­tres round to be con­tested by eight starters, in­clud­ing DUTY FIRST to be rid­den by Paul Fran­cis for trainer Gor­don Lewis and the well-for­ward first-time run­ner SUPERBOLT with top ap­pren­tice Be­beto Har­vey rid­ing for trainer Richard Azan.

DUTY FIRST has fin­ished sec­ond in her two races to date, the more re­cent when 11/4 lengths sec­ond to FOOT SOL­DIER over the straight on Oc­to­ber 6. She has been ad­min­is­tered Lasix for the first time, will re­port even bet­ter and is poised to fight out the fin­ish. How­ever, pref­er­ence is for SUPERBOLT, who has trav­elled nicely at ex­er­cise in the Star ap­pren­tice Be­beto Har­vey walk­ing to the scale af­ter win­ning aboard PRINCE KAMALI in the Cash Pot Play It Tro­phy event at Cay­manas Park last Satur­day.

com­pany of his more ex­pe­ri­enced sta­ble com­pan­ion TOUGH COOKIE.

The bay colt by Adore The Gold out of Patty Girl looked flu­ent out of the straight in 1:01.2 by 47.1 eas­ily at ex­er­cise re­cently and should get off the mark im­me­di­ately.

Next on the pro­gramme is a one mile race for $180,000 claimers in which down-in-class CAM­OU­FLAGE, the re­cent win­ner OH MY GRAND PA, YES SHE WILL, YES WE WILL, and the front-run­ning FASTANDFLASHY should The hot FORT KNOX is eased by jockey Ian Spence af­ter win­ning the Cash Pot Sprint Tro­phy for 2-year-olds at Cay­manas Park last Satur­day. KABRINA (Aaron Cha­trie) win­ner of last Satur­day’s ninth race.

de­cide the out­come in a field of eight.

FASTANDFLASHY has never won go­ing this far, but rep­re­sents the lone speed and could scramble home.

EASY WIN

OH MY GRAND PA won eas­ily over 1400 me­tres on Septem­ber 24, while CAM­OU­FLAGE fin­ished sec­ond to out-of-class MISS DOROTHY some weeks ago, and if fully sound enough, should be able to to beat this field with con­nec­tions call­ing up Har­vey for the ride.

JA­MAI RAJA, who im­pressed

when lead­ing home WILL IN CHARGE in a fast-run 1500me­tre race on Oc­to­ber 6, clock­ing 1:30.2, should give Har­vey and his ap­pren­tice master Azan an­other win­ner in the third race for the Royal Dad Tro­phy over 1820 me­tres.

Given the ad­di­tional real es­tate, the free run­ning JA­MAI RAJA, who fin­ished a close sec­ond to BIGDADDYKOOOL in the Lotto Clas­sic over 2000 me­tres back in May, should be wary of old ri­val WILL IN CHARGE over the longer dis­tance, and a good race is an­tic­i­pated. Fe­male ap­pren­tice An­dree Pow­ell and trainer An­thony Ferguson in the win­ners’ en­clo­sure last Satur­day. Pow­ell scored a run­away win aboard the Ferguson-trained MA­JOR FORCE in the day’s sixth race. It was her birth­day.

FREE RANGE, who beat all bear­ing FIERY PATH over 1400 me­tres last Satur­day, is even more ef­fec­tive over the 1200 me­tres of the fourth race, and Har­vey seems gifted with yet an­other win­ner, de­spite the pres­ence of LE­GAL ARENA, CRU­CIAL VALOR and QUICK CHIC in a field of 10.

LE­GAL ARENA, who was sec­ond to BIG BUCK over 1400 me­tres on Au­gust 1, looks the prin­ci­pal dan­ger com­ing from the in-form sta­bles of Steven Todd.

The last two races in the first Su­per-6 should see the re­cent win­ner UN­RULY TEXAS re­peat­ing at the ex­pense of

SWEET DI­MEN­SION while HE’S A MA­CHINE, the mount of lead­ing jockey Omar Walker, is tipped to go one bet­ter in the sixth race fol­low­ing his good sec­ond to LEIGHTON REID on Oc­to­ber 3.

FIRST SU­PER-6 FAN­CIES

(1) SUPERBOLT/DUTY

FIRST (2) CAM­OU­FLAGE/OH MY

GRANDPA (3) JA­MAI RAJA/WILL IN

CHARGE (4) FREE RANGE/LE­GAL

ARENA (5) UN­RULY TEXAS/SWEET

DI­MEN­SION (6) HE’S A MA­CHINE

PHO­TOS BY GLAD­STONE TAY­LOR/FREE­LANCE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Jockey Ian Spence and trainer Philip Feanny in the win­ners’ en­clo­sure last Satur­day shortly af­ter the Fean­ny­trained FORT KNOX romped the day’s fifth race.

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