Pow­er­ful Red can go all the way

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

POW­ER­FUL RED has a lot in his favour and will be hard to beat in to­mor­row’s sec­ond race, the open­ing event of the Sun­rise-6 at Cay­manas Park.

The 1400 me­tres race is re­stricted to $180,000 claimers who have not earned $150,000 since March 14. POW­ER­FUL RED has had three races since that time, plac­ing fifth twice and third once. On his last run just over a month ago on June 9 he car­ried 55kg and placed fifth by nine lengths in a 1200 me­tres race won by Clearly Ours. He re­turns very light, at 51kg, against a weaker field and could go all the way in this milder pace. Ap­pren­tice Oneil Beck­ford has the ride.

The third race for maiden three­year-olds over 800 me­tres straight has at­tracted 10 starters and MRS KIM is the firm se­lec­tion. She dis­puted the lead in 23.0x46.1 splits in a 1000 me­tres race last Satur­day, and with noth­ing of the abil­ity of last week’s win­ner, Valder­rama, in the line-up should be well clear of ri­vals at the busi­ness end of the race. Be­fore last Satur­day’s run, MRS KIM showed im­proved form on the ex­er­cise track when fit­ted with the cheek pieces and should fi­nally re­ward her con­nec­tions with a win af­ter 14 starts with­out a vic­tory or sec­ond place.

Race Four is Di­vi­sion Two of the 800 me­tres event run in hon­our of vet­eran owner and breeder Vin Lums­den on Ja­maica Race­horse Train­ers As­so­ci­a­tion Day. Like MRS KIM, horse num­ber two NU­CLEAR DAN DADA has shown up well early in his races. The four year-old colt did, in fact, fin­ish ahead of MRS KIM in that race won by Valder­rama. He held his form well un­til the fi­nal 100 me­tres and will not be beaten.

The fifth event, sec­tion two of the $180,000 race for horses who have not earned $150,000 since March 14, looks tai­lored for FOOT SOL­DIER. The four-year-old colt comes back to one of the low­est claim­ing lev­els af­ter just one vic­tory in 17 starts. In his last run at this level on April 7, FOOT SOL­DIER was fourth by just un­der three lengths to Royal Girl in a 1000 me­tres round race af­ter swerv­ing at the start. He was claimed out of that race and has been cam­paign­ing against much bet­ter horses over the past three months. With nor­mal im­prove­ment, he should be able to eas­ily de­feat this mostly out of form group of older horses.

The very fast SIEMPRE BUENO is the tip for Race Six, while IM­PLY OUT­RA­GEOUS has the best over­all form in the sev­enth and could go all the way in the 1500 me­tres event.








Ap­pren­tice Oneil Beck­ford ... will ride POW­ER­FUL RED El­ton Tucker/As­sis­tant Editor – Sports


JOLLY D (sec­ond right, Sadiki Blake) win­ning the fifth race at Cay­manas Park on July 7.

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