Do not op­pose Fifty­on­estorm

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Orville Clarke Gleaner Writer

KING D (right), with Oneil Mullings aboard, hold­ing on by a neck to beat RALLY BABY (Paul Fran­cis) in last Satur­day’s sixth race at Cay­manas Park. The win­ner is trained by Stephen Chung.

TO­MOR­ROW’S 10-RACE pro­gramme at Cay­mans Park of­fers a $4.4 mil­lion Pick-9 car­ry­over from Wed­nes­day, en­sur­ing a pay­out of close to $6 mil­lion if caught.

There is also a Su­per-6 car­ry­over of $1.2 mil­lion em­brac­ing races five to 10. We look at the first Su­per-6, which com­mences with a $250,000 $210,000 claim­ing race over 1200 me­tres to be con­tested by seven starters, in­clud­ing the re­cent course win­ner TWI­LIGHT CIT­I­ZEN with out­go­ing cham­pion jockey Shane El­lis again in the sad­dle ABOGADO, and MESMERIZE.

Sig­nif­i­cantly, the race marks the re­turn to Ja­maica of for­mer cham­pion jockey Dick Car­de­nas fol­low­ing a two-year ab­sence, the quiet Pana­ma­nian down to ride MESMERIZE for his for­mer guv’nor, trainer An­thony ‘Baba’ Nunes.

Although strug­gling for form in re­cent months, MESMERIZE has less to do in present com­pany and Dick Car­de­nas ... is back at Cay­manas Park.

could provide Car­de­nas with a win right off the bat. Still, TWI­LIGHT CIT­I­ZEN won well enough over

this trip on Novem­ber 5 to se­cure my vote ahead of MESMERIZE and ABOGADO, who beat all bar­ring ZEUS over 1100 me­tres on Novem­ber 19.

Nunes holds a strong hand with the pair of RUBY ROSE and HEY CHAMP in the sec­ond race over a mile for maiden three-year-olds. They fin­ished third and fourth, re­spec­tively, to their more fan­cied sta­ble-com­pan­ion LATE N DRAFTY over 1820 me­tres last Satur­day, and in this weaker field, Groom Court­ney New­man could not con­tain his ex­cite­ment after his horse, DREAM­ING THE CODE, with Har­ris­ton Lewis aboard, won last Satur­day’s 10th race at Cay­manas Park. The win­ner is owned and trained by Carl An­der­son. An­der­son is also the breeder of the three-year-old filly.

could fight it out. Pref­er­ence, how­ever, is for the lightly raced DONOFTHETOWN, who was not beaten far over shorter dis­tances in his last two races. Arthur Budhu will ride the three­year-old bay geld­ing for trainer Dono­van Plum­mer, who could well take the first dou­ble with TWI­LIGHT CIT­I­ZEN.

They all have the course spe­cial­ist FIFTY­ON­ESTORM to beat in the third race over the straight for $350,000 - $300,000 claim­ing horses. The five-year-old mare was claimed by trainer Al­bert Chong from Robert Darby Sr after win­ning three of her last

four races (twice over the straight) and with top ap­pren­tice Be­beto Har­vey in the sad­dle, should prove too strong for FRANKENSTORM in a field of seven.

The re­cent win­ner, SCOOP JORDYNE, now tak­ing or­ders from trainer Lawrence Free­man­tle after be­ing claimed as a win­ner last time out, is highly fan­cied to re­peat in the fourth race over 1200 me­tres for high claimers de­spite the pres­ence of WELL BLESSED and DRIP­PING IN GOLD, two very fit horses. Lead­ing jockey Omar Walker will ride SCOOP JORDYNE in an eight-horse field.

The last two races in the first

Su­per-6 should be won by IDON’TKNOW with ap­pren­tice Ha­keem Pot­tinger and the speedy MANDEYA In the CTL Sta­ble Rid­ers’ Race over 800 me­tres straight.

FIRST SU­PER-6 FAN­CIES

(1) TWI­LIGHT CIT­I­ZEN/

MESMERIZE (2) DONOFTHETOWN/

RUBY ROSE (3) FIFTY­ON­ESTORM (4) SCOOP JORDYNE/

DRIP­PING IN GOLD (5) IDON’TKNOW/

THEGREATALLIANCE (6) MANDEYA/PRIMERO

IAN ALLEN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

IAN ALLEN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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