Sport

Miracle Star gets the fancy at Caymanas Park today

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer

Saturday, May 17, 2014    

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OVERNIGHT Allowance horses will highlight a competitive-looking 11-race card at Caymanas Park today.

Position as the penultimate race on the card, the Overnight Allowance highlighter has attracted a capable field of 14 who are non-winners of an Overnight Allowance race, lifetime. Going 1,500 metres, the race is scheduled to go to post at approximately 5:00 pm with first post at 12:30 pm.

With none of the runners ever winning at this level but has shown signs capable of doing same in such a field, should make the event a promising spectacle.

On occupation the American imports Miss Boss Lady, Jah Love, Double Button and the local-bred Cantare are the most senior campaigners in the class, but on recent performances that status falls at the feet of the consistent Miracle Star.

A five-year-old chestnut horse by Miracle Man out of Irish Star (Irish Quest) bred and part owned by Peter-John Rhoden and prepared for racing by Patrick Chang, Miracle Star was a narrow loser over the distance on last.

It was a performance that was so electrifying that his weight rose dramatically from 50.0kg to 56.0kg and the services of the champion jockey Dane Nelson summoned.

The presence of Nelson is sufficient indication that the consistent animal is now ready to turn his promises into real winning efforts.

Despite the presence of the Americans, Miracle Star should fear most from the Wayne DaCosta pair of Fortuneonehundred and Jack The Charmer with Dick Cardenas astride.

Fortuneonehundred, an American-bred chestnut gelding is still an unknown quantity going this far, although he was a winner as far as 1,400 metres in Restricted Company at the end of March. He then returned three weeks later to honour the form by winning at 1,300 metres.

With those two good wins under his girth the hunt for his first hat-trick of wins on local soil is no idle ploy, as a serious bid is not out of the question coming back with 53.0kg.

Stablemate Jack The Charmer has already won twice at 1,500 metres and carrying a similar weight as Fortueonehundred, is also poised to impact positively on the outcome seeing that jockey Cardenas has jumped ship after stepping down from Miracle Star whom he rode on last for Jack The Charmer.

Ones to watch

Race 1 Miss Juanita (Dick Cardenas)

Race 2 Two Steps (Dane Nelson)

Race 3 St Bernard (Romario Saunders)

Race4 Alladen's Gold (Kerry-Gayl Robinson)

Race 5 Brown George (Dane Nelson)

Race 6 Cougar Commander (Jevvanne Erwin)

Race 7 Prince Oshaun (Romario Saunders)

Race 8 Legal Girl (Darian Robinson)

Race 9 Cold Ground (Jevvanne Erwin)

Race10 Miracle Star (Dane Nelson)

Race 11Mr Perfection (Aaron Chatrie)

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