Awe­some Des­tiny pow­ers home

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Orville Clarke Gleaner Writer

THE AMER­I­CAN three-year-old filly AWE­SOME DES­TINY re­sponded to a strong ride from top ap­pren­tice Be­beto Har­vey to win the United Race­horse Train­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Tro­phy re­stricted stakes over 1820 me­tres at Cay­manas Park yes­ter­day.

Mak­ing the most of the run­ning into the straight, AWSOME DES­TINY (9-5) had to cope with a strong chal­lenge from 4-5 favourite WILL IN CHARGE un­der ap­pren­tice Ha­keem Pottinger on the inside rails but found ex­tra in the last fur­long to win by 11¼4 lengths from WILL IN CHARGE, with an­other three lengths to 9-5 chance BIRD CATCHER in third.

AWE­SOME DES­TINY is owned by We’re Fam­ily and trained by Gary Subratie, and this was her fourth win from 13 starts this sea­son.


“Both horses were ex­pected to have the fin­ish to them­selves based on their Oc­to­ber 22 per­for­mance when fin­ish­ing heads on for sec­ond and third be­hind Ja­mai Raja over this trip, but my horse was al­ways go­ing to get first run, and with the blink­ers re­moved, scored a fight­ing vic­tory,” Subratie said.

Har­vey, who has an out­side chance of catch­ing Omar Walker in the race for the jock­eys’ cham­pi­onship with 52 wins to Waker’s 62, had a sec­ond win­ner on the card in the pro­gres­sive 3-y-o colt JA­MAI RAJA, who romped the ninth race over 1700 me­tres for his third con­sec­u­tive win.

Trained and part-owned by Richard Azan, JA­MAI RAJA won the overnight al­lowance con­test by nine lengths from SIL­VER CLOUD as the 3-5 favourite.

Else­where, the favourite AKASH won the Royal Lan­caster Tro­phy race for maiden two-year-olds, while it was the 1-2 favourite MR. AM­BAS­SADOR, with Walker aboard, in the Frank Parham Me­mo­rial Tro­phy over 1200 me­tres.


AWE­SOME DES­TINY (Be­beto Har­vey) in the win­ners’ en­clo­sure af­ter cap­tur­ing the United Race­horse Train­ers As­so­ci­a­tion Tro­phy over 1820 me­tres at Cay­manas Park yes­ter­day. At left is Lin­coln ‘Happy’ Suther­land rep­re­sent­ing own­ers We’re Fam­ily, and at right is trainer Gary Subratie.

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