Take Will In Charge

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Orville Clarke Gleaner Writer

THE UNITED Race­horse Train­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion stages its an­nual race­day at Cay­manas Park to­day, the 10race pro­gramme fea­tur­ing the URTA Tro­phy Re­stricted Stakes over 1820 me­tres.

Seven three-year-olds will face the starter, in­clud­ing top con­tenders WILL IN CHARGE and the im­ported filly AWE­SOME DES­TINY, both of whom fin­ished heads on be­hind JA­MAI RAJA over this trip on Oc­to­ber 22.

On that oc­ca­sion, the Gary Subratie-trained AWE­SOME DES­TINY held off WILL IN CHARGE by a neck for sec­ond, and with none of the oth­ers hav­ing the class to sep­a­rate them, they should have the fin­ish to them­selves.

Al­though AWE­SOME DES­TINY is a bit more pacey than WILL IN CHARGE, pref­er­ence is for the lat­ter, who is set to re­ceive 1.5kg.

Trainer Robert Pear­son has WILL IN CHARGE in good nick for this race, the son of Adore The Gold - Gem Lea gal­lop­ing 5 1/2 fur­longs in 1:09.3 eas­ily at ex­er­cise re­cently.


It should be re­called that WILL IN CHARGE fin­ished sec­ond to BIG­DAD-DYKOOOL in the St Leger back in July and fourth to the dis­qual­i­fied FU­TURE KING in the Derby af­ter suf­fer­ing some in­ter­fer­ence leav­ing the half mile.

He also fin­ished 4 1/2 lengths sec­ond to JA­MAI RAJA in a fast-run 1500-me­tre race some months ago, and, all in all, has been pretty con­sis­tent. This gives him a dis­tinc­tive edge over AWE­SOME DES­TINY to­day, es­pe­cially if the ap­pren­tice Ha­keem Pot­tinger rides a pa­tient race for the num­ber one post po­si­tion.

Also on the pro­gramme is the an­nual re­newal of the Royal Lan­caster Tro­phy for maiden two years-olds over the round-five course, which looks tai­lored for AKASH, and the Frank Parham Memo­rial Tro­phy over 1200 me­tres.

The nine-horse field for the Frank Parham Memo­rial in­cludes the hot an­tepost favourite MR AM­BAS­SADOR, with lead­ing jockey Omar Walker rid­ing for cham­pion trainer Wayne DaCosta and ARI­ZONA GOLD un­der out­go­ing cham­pion jockey Shane El­lis.

MR AM­BAS­SADOR looks the speed­i­est in the line-up and is tipped to go wire to wire. I also like SHADE OF BEAUTY to re­peat in the fourth race, STAR OF DAVID to do like­wise in the sixth, and con­sis­tent WARTIME in the 10th and fi­nal.


Je­vanne Er­win aboard WILL IN CHARGE (Je­vanne Er­win) romps past GOLD MINER with Jerome In­nis to win at Cay­manas Park on Mon­day March 28, 2016.

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