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Friday, August 18, 2017

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ONE HAPPY PICK-NINER WINS $4.4 MILLION


One punter was able to go home as the sole winner of the Pick-9 exotic wager and in the process earned a massive payout of $4,490, 732.
This was after the Pick-9 eluded all for quite a while and as a result of punters being unable to come to terms with the Pick-9, the carryover going into Wednesday’s 10-race card was just over $3.3 million. In Wednesday's Pick-9 races (2-10) there were five winning favourites: Sunshine City (6-5); Tropicaldepression (1-1); Lunar Rocket (3-5); Yoga (1-2) and Royal Girl at 1-1 which set the base for the possibility of multiple winners of the wager. Not so, as stumbling blocks for most players appeared in the third race when True Whisper won at 10-1 and Unbreakable in the seventh race at odds of 7-1.

ELEVEN HORSES CLAIMED ON WEDNESDAY


Eleven horses were claimed on the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.
Flying Miracle was claimed from Tyrone Prince by Errol Waugh acting as both trainer and owner; Tropicaldepression was claimed from Denrick Chambers by Paul Smith for Delroy Wellington and On The Double was claimed from Gresford Smith by Kingsley Davis for Millicent Thomas from the fourth race. All claims were made for $180,000.
In the fifth race, Hologram Shadow was taken from Randolph Scott by Wilfred Chin for Donovan Russell for $550,000.
Fernando Geddes claimed Nuclear Commander for Ainsley McKoy from Gary Subratie; Christopher Pierre took Unbreakable from Errol Waugh for Winston Maragh; Steven Todd lost Gaga Lady to Gary Crawford for himself and Cleveland Mitchell claimed Zackontheattack from Anthony Nunes for Garth Samuels from the seventh race. All claims were made for $350,000.
In the eighth race on a $180,000 claiming tag, Royal Girl was claimed from Steven Todd by Rupert Ferryman for Masoud; Nafeesa was claimed from Cleveland Mitchell by Ryan Darby for Rohan Daley and Zeus was taken from Welsh Soutar by Uton Stewart acting as both trainer and owner.

ANOTHER DOUBLE FOR STEVEN TODD


Trainer Steven Todd continued his good form with a spanking double on the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.
Todd who was voted as the most improved trainer last season, took the third race when his bay filly True Whisper (Jemar Jackson) made one move to win a Restricted Allowance event over six and a half (1,300m) by over a length in 1:20.3. His second winner came in the eighth race when Royal Girl, under Anthony Thomas, rallied to beat Abogado (Omar Walker) going five and a half furlongs (1,100m). Thus far this season, Todd has saddled 22 winners.

I NEVER ASKED A.P.I TO RUN AT ALL – WESLEY HENRY


After A.P.I’s convincing win on debut last Wednesday, jockey Wesley Henry is backing the chestnut filly to offer more in the future.
“She (A.P.I) is definitely a nice horse. A.P.I. is well bred as she is a half-sister to Original Train, so talent is there. "She has been working very well every day but she is a bit fussy, so I had to school her as much as I could as a senior jockey and she showed me good signs.
“I knew that she would win this race very easily. She has a lot more room for improvemen just needs to settle down. A.P.I. is a three-year-old and at the first time of running she did well,” Henry declared.
A.P.I., owned by Stephan Narinesingh and trained by Anthony Nunes, led from the get go and was never challenged winning by a commanding five-and-a-half lengths in the Dr Clifford Grey Memorial Cup feature. Regal Prospector and Goodbloodbadblood chased home the winner to the line.
“I never even asked her to run at all. She broke well, I put her together and put her in front and I took my time to manage the race.
“Approaching the half mile, I let loose a bit and she just jumped into the gallop and so I just let her relax even more until the top of the lane, she just exploded,” Henry informed.

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