Horse Racing

Hard to oppose Stranger Danger in Dye Job

…as the post Diamond Mile struggle for the trainers' championship reaches fever pitch

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER

Friday, December 07, 2018

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TOMORROW'S Dye Job Sprint, named after one of the best foreigners to ever race in Jamaica could be one of the key races in the ongoing battle for the trainers' crown between Anthony Nunes and Wayne DaCosta.

Eight are entered for the Dye Job which is a Restricted Stakes for two-year-olds only over six furlongs.

Below is the analysis of the race with the horses placed in starting order.

JUICE MAN: (2.b.c – Storm Craft Passion) — Got off the mark on October 27 against a moderate gathering over 5 furlongs round. Then had to deal with stablemate Corazon in the Pick-3, in which he finished third, coming on well in the straight. Six furlongs is about right for Juice Man but against the foreigners his task is not easy.

AMERICAN INVADER: (USA, 2.ch. f - USA Biondetti - Bluegrass Atatude) — This filly has raced twice, winning on debut in September and then finishing second behind Stranger Danger by a head over 5 furlongs after leading from the off in tearaway fashion. With an extra a furlong to travel American Invader should again fall victim to her stable companion, even with first time Lasix.

TIME FOR A COLA: (2.b.c Natural Selection Just A Flutter) — Racing for the first time and needs time.

STRANGER DANGER: (USA, 2.dkb.g - BuffumCasual Kiss) — One race, one victory for this gelded invader. Stranger Danger was slowly into stride over 5 furlongs but burst open in the straight to just catch and nip American Invader and with the Dye Job half a furlong longer should be much better off. Very difficult to oppose.

SHACKLEVILLE: (2.ch.c – USA, Shackleford Harpsichord) — First time runner whon we will wait on.

RIDDIM UP: (2.b.c – Market RallyExotic Gold) –—Winner on last but was disqualified after coming on well in the straight over 7 furlongs. Now he faces much tougher competition which he is not ready for.

UNIVERSAL BOSS: (2.b.g – Casual TrickElectrifying) — Showed a touch of class when winning on debut (Nov 7) travelling over 5 furlongs round. Now Universal Boss moves up by one furlong and only time will tell if he is able to deal with that quick adjustment. One thing is for sure, he is going to be vying for the lead. Races with first time Lasix.

DON JULIO: (2.b.g – Liquidity Little Wasp) — Most experienced but that won't help against these even with the blinkers off and the Figure 8 on.

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