Photogenic a safe banker
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
1. STEPHAN NARINESINGH
1. WAYNE DACOSTA
1. OMAR WALKER