$5m colt hits the Park to­mor­row

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - – O.C.

An elated Paulette Stead­man lifts her son Lin­ton Stead­man af­ter the jockey com­pleted a dou­ble at Cay­manas Park on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 22. Ap­pren­tice Stead­man won the sev­enth race with LEG­ENDARY PLEA­SURE and cap­tured the eighth aboard BRAVE PROSPECT. BOTH THE Pick-9 and Su­per-6s start anew on to­mor­row’s well sup­ported 12-race-pro­gramme at Cay­manas Park, and with large and com­pet­i­tive fields ev­i­dent, pun­ters will be re­quired to dig deep to find the win­ning com­bi­na­tions.

The Pick-9 will em­brace races four to 12, the first Su­per-6 from race one to six, the late Su­per-6 from seven to 12. The Pick-9 of­fers a guar­an­teed min­i­mum of $1 mil­lion, the Su­per-6s $750,000 each.

The open­ing race over 1100 me­tres for three-year-olds has at­tracted some very speedy horses and it prom­ises to be close in a field of seven. Sig­nif­i­cantly, cham­pion trainer Wayne DaCosta has two live con­tenders in re­cent win­ner GOLD MINER and LIT­TLE BIG HORN. For­mer cham­pion Philip Feanny sad­dles BUB­BLING KITTEN and DANC­ING QUEEN while Gary Subratie also has two in SIM­PLY THE BEST and BIG DATA, all fit horses.

It will be hot, but I be­lieve Feanny holds the key with ei­ther BUB­BLING KITTEN (Leo Miller up) or DANC­ING QUEEN (Oneil Mullings).

BROOK­LYN, who failed by a neck to stave off 99-1 out­side A VES­SEL OF LOVE over 1100 me­tres re­cently, should wel­come the longer dis­tance of the sec­ond race over 1820 me­tres and with cham­pion jockey Shane El­lis now tak­ing the ride, the hint should be HE’S A MA­CHINE (Omar Walker) win­ning last Satur­day’s sixth race at Cay­manas Park. Jockey Shane El­lis will be aboard PONTIUS PI­LATE. taken. LATE N’ DRAFTY and STRAIGHTFROMTHEHEART are twin dan­gers in a field of 10 maiden three-year-olds.

The day’s five-star banker comes in the form of PONTIUS PI­LATE (El­lis up) in the third race over 1200 me­tres for maiden twoyear-olds. Trained by An­thony ‘Baba’ Nunes, PONTIUS PI­LATE makes his de­but with a big rep­u­ta­tion, the son of For­est Dan­ger – Sea Treaty hav­ing fetched the record price of $5 mil­lion at last year’s year­ling sale.

Work­ing re­ally well in prepa­ra­tion for this race, PONTIUS PI­LATE is a half brother to three derby win­ners, in­clud­ing the re­cent T&T derby win­ner ACADEMY AWARD, also trained by Nunes at his over­seas sta­ble.

Briefly, DASH BOARD, with in-form ap­pren­tice Ja­vaniel Pat­ter­son aboard, gets the nod over re­cent course win­ner MAMETA (El­lis up) in the fourth race over the straight, while the last two races in the first Su­per-6 should be won by JU­NIOR DON (Omar Walker up) and DE­MO­LI­TION BOY un­der top ap­pren­tice Be­beto Harvey). (1) DANC­ING QUEEN/ BUB­BLING KITTEN (2) BROOK­LYN/ LATE N’ DRAFTY (3) PONTIUS PI­LATE (4) DASH BOARD/MAMETA (5) JU­NIOR DON/PLAY STA­TION (6) DE­MO­LI­TION BOY/BRAVE HEART



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