Pho­to­genic a safe banker

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Orville Clarke Gleaner Writer

TO­MOR­ROW’S PRESUPERSTAKES race meet at Cay­manas Park of­fers 11 races, in­clud­ing the first Su­per-6, which boasts a $1.5 mil­lion car­ry­over.

This was due to the howl­ing 1-9 favourite PON­TIUS PI­LATE, who fetched a record $5 mil­lion at last year’s TOBA year­ling sale, manag­ing only third on his de­but, vic­tory go­ing to the 44-1 out­sider THUNDEREBLE, the least fan­cied in a field of seven maiden two-year-olds.

The Pick-9 will em­brace races three to 11, the first Su­per-6 from race one to six, the late Su­per-6 from six to 11.

We look at the first Su­per-6, which gets un­der­way with a $450,00 - $400,000 claim­ing race over 1400 me­tres to be con­tested by seven starters, in­clud­ing the likely favourite TITANTIC, now dropped in class after run­ning be­low par be­hind BRAVE PROSPECT over 1500 me­tres on Oc­to­ber 22.

TI­TANIC was claimed by cham­pion trainer Wayne DaCosta out of that race and hav­ing looked well at ex­er­cise since, gal­lop­ing six fur­longs in 1:16.1, should re­bound with a win, es­pe­cially with lead­ing jockey Omar Walker tak­ing the ride.

TI­TANIC caught the eye when fin­ish­ing 11/2 lengths sec­ond to UN­BREAK­ABLE over 1300 me­tres on Oc­to­ber 6 and with the tongue tie now fit­ted, gets the nod over the very fit JESSIE JAMES, the mount of top ap­pren­tice Be­beto Har­vey.

The sec­ond race, again over 1400 me­tres for maiden fouryear-olds and up, sees 10 fac­ing RUN­NING STAR (Be­beto Har­vey) win­ning the ninth race over 1820 me­tres at Cay­manas Park last Satur­day. The Pa­trick Lynch-trained three-year-old filly is owned by Ris­ing Star. AT RIGHT: AFRICA (Oneil Mullings) win­ning last Satur­day’s eighth race over 1000 me­tres straight at Cay­manas Park.

the starters and although up­sets are com­mon in these type of races, I would not look be­yond the con­sis­tent GOFORHOME with in-form ap­pren­tice Linton Stead­man aboard, JAGRETEE to be rid­den by Be­beto Har­vey and PARTY CUP with an­other promis­ing ap­pren­tice, Ja­vaneil Pat­ter­son, aboard.

GOFORHOME has been knock­ing at the door for some time and only last Satur­day Hot ap­pren­tice Be­beto Har­vey will ride PHO­TO­GENIC.

was nar­rowly beaten by DE­MO­LI­TION BOY over 1200 me­tres. The four-year-old filly is still at home over the longer dis­tance and while I am ex­pect­ing her to bring fit­ness into play, JAGRETEE has more ap­peal with the trip now ex­tended. PARTY CUP, on the other hand, has worked well and should be se­ri­ously con­sid­ered in a race of this na­ture.

WAR­RIOR PRINCESS, a dis­qual­i­fied win­ner over 1000 me­tres last time out, should atone in the third race over 1200 me­tres with Je­vanne Er­win aboard. The six-year-old mare has lit­tle to fear from her eight op­po­nents and should lead home last Satur­day’s scorer AQUILO, and PLAY STA­TION.

They all have the con­sis­tent filly PHO­TO­GENIC to beat with Har­vey aboard in the fourth race over the straight for

maiden three-year-old fil­lies. She went down fight­ing against PRINCE KAMALI over 1100 me­tres on Oc­to­ber 15 and now fac­ing fil­lies, should have the mea­sure of MEM­ORY OF TS, her only se­ri­ous ri­val in a field of 11.

The last two races in the first Su­per-6 should be won by the two-year-old colt HENRY THE SEC­OND with Robert Halledeen rid­ing for trainer Ian Parsard and down in class ETER­NAL JOY with cham­pion jockey Shane El­lis in the sixth.

FIRST SU­PER-6 FAN­CIES

(1) TI­TANIC/JESSIE JAMES (2) JAGRETEE/

GOFORHOME (3) WAR­RIOR PRINCESS/

AQUILO (4) PHO­TO­GENIC (5) HENRY THE SEC­OND (6) ETER­NAL JOY/SOUND

OF MIR­A­CLE

PHOTOS BY IAN ALLEN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

FILE

1. STEPHAN NARINESINGH

1. WAYNE DACOSTA

1. OMAR WALKER

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