Buzz Night­mare all the way

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Orville Clarke Gleaner Writer

TO­MOR­ROW’S BURGER King Su­per­day pro­gramme of­fers 12 races, in­clud­ing the 38th run­ning of the Su­per­stakes over 2000 me­tres, the Glen Mills O.D. Caribbean Sprint and the Coca Cola In­vi­ta­tional Mile.

There is a Pick-9 car­ry­over of just un­der $1.1 mil­lion, but both Su­per-6s will have guar­an­teed min­i­mums of $1.5 mil­lion for the big race­day. The Pick-9 will be con­ducted from race 4 to 12, the first Su­per-6 from race one to six, the late Su­per-6 from seven to 12.

The out­stand­ing sprinter, BUZZ NIGHT­MARE (Ian Spence up), ought to be fol­lowed when he bids for his sixth con­sec­u­tive win in the sev­enth race, the $1.75 mil­lion Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint to be con­tested by eight starters.

Trained by 14-time cham­pion Philip Feanny, BUZZ NIGHT­MARE is com­ing off an im­pres­sive vic­tory in the re­cent Gold Cup over 1400 me­tres and, com­ing back ra­zor sharp, should lead home hat-trick seeker CRU­CIAL AP­PEAL with cham­pion jockey Shane El­lis aboard.


The eighth race over 1500 me­tres for the Dr Paul Wright Trophy will fea­ture the Burg­erKing-spon­sored jock­eys ver­sus ap­pren­tices duel over 1300 me­tres. It could re­solve it­self into a three-cor­nered tus­sle among MEM­ORY OF TS with in-form apprentice Dane Dawkins, SURE STEP and BIG AL, the mounts of Wesley Henry and Shane El­lis, re­spec­tively. SURE STEP, a free-run­ning sort, gets the nod in a field of 14 maiden three-year-olds.

The eighth race, I Love My Whop­per over 1820 me­tres, prom­ises to be closely con­tested among the 11 starters, but it could come down to the course spe­cial­ist, ABOVE THE RADAR with Aaron Cha­trie up, CHIEF PROSPECT and the front-run­ning SPORT­ING CLAY. A fit ABOVE THE RADAR has the cre­den­tials to BUZZ NIGHT­MARE

win yet an­other race over this trip and thus gets the nod.

CHOO CHOO BLUE, who had no luck in run­ning in her re­cent race over the straight, should re­bound with a win in the 10th race over 1300 me­tres for the Lindy De­lapenha Trophy with Robert Halledeen rid­ing for trainer Peter McMaster.

THE $4.5 mil­lion Burger King Su­per­stakes is next and, de­spite the pres­ence of the reign­ing ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEK­ING MY DREAM with cus­tom­ary rider Omar Walker aboard, it should prove in­ter­est­ing with last year’s win­ner FRANFIELD, PER­FECT NEIGH­BOUR and the vastly im­proved 3-y-o colt BIGDADDYKOOL present in a field of nine.

Cham­pion trainer Wayne DaCosta should fi­nally score that elu­sive win in the Su­per­stakes with SEEK­ING MY DREAM, who has looked most im­pres­sive at ex­er­cise.

The clos­ing race over 1400 me­tres for the Karl An­gell Trophy should be won by BLUE PEPSI LINKS, with top apprentice Bebeto Har­vey up.


(7) BUZZ NIGHT­MARE (8) SURE STEP/ MEM­ORY OF TS (9) ABOVE THE RADAR/ CHIEF PROSPECT (10) CHOO CHOO BLUE/ AWE­SOME DES­TINY (11) SEEK­ING MY DREAM (12) BLUE PEPSI LINKS/ DUS­SEL­DORF Paul Fran­cis guid­ing MONEYNEVERSLEEP to an easy win over the field in last Saturday’s eighth race.


RASHAIDA (Lar­ris Allen) win­ning the sev­enth race at Cay­manas Park last Saturday.




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