Lindy Delapenha Memorial Trophy tees off tomorrow

Friday, February 23, 2018

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The first running of the Lloyd Lindberg 'Lindy' Delapenha Memorial Trophy, to be run in honour of the legendary Jamaican footballer, golfer, broadcaster, who was also passionate about horseracing as an analyst, commentator and punter, takes place tomorrow at Caymanas Park.

The race, an Overnight Allowance event for three-year-olds and upwards is over a mile (1,600m) and carries a total purse money of $1 million.

The Supreme Racing Guide takes a look at the 16 runners declared to face the starter and their chances of winning.

NOTHINGBUTTHEBEST — In here to make up numbers.

GOLDEN BULLET — Should find a place among the claiming ranks instead.

HOVER CRAFT — Hard knocking horse, who has been holding his own in the classes above and should have a say but not a winning one. Hover Craft doesn't have the speed to go with the early pace but his final rattle in deep stretch will take him close. Racing for the first time this season but may find it a bit difficult in such a large field coming from post position number two.

SUPERLUMINAL — Has been working quite well coming into this race and with his known qualities, Superluminal can win here if in the mood. Superluminal has been somewhat of a disappointment but his fourth-place finish on last albeit over 20 lengths behind Bigdaddykool on Boxing Day 2017, might, just might suggest that he is getting in to shape for this one.

TIMEFORARMS — Has been running his fair share of races. Although going up in age, Timeforarms is still versatile and in a race where the pace should be moderate, he can easily sit close and then strut his stuff over the last two and a half furlongs. Timeforarms is going to have a telling impact on the outcome of the race.

TARRANTINO — Has no business here.

BRUCE WAYNE — Coming off back-to-back wins to reach this far but Bruce Wayne is going to need a few races to catch the pace of Overnight Allowance company.

DONTAE — Holding his own to some extent since coming to this level where he has raced twice finishing second and third, respectively. Dontae for sure is getting to know what Overnight Allowance is all about and should yet run another good race without actually winning.

FRANCIA'S PRIDE — Only in here to test the deepness of the waters.

BAY COMMANDER — Did well to reach this level.

PHINEAS — Has been struggling for some time now and with age not on his side, Phineas should be bypassed here.

STORMING — A winner on last but will find repeating a very tall order.

SCAR — Should be left behind in this one.

LOTTERY TICKET — Much was expected from her especially after that good effort in the Invitational Mile last year but Lottery Ticket has been running below par. Ran a good third on last behind Another Bullet going six and a half furlongs (1,300m). Then Lottery Ticket was drawn at the number one post position was seen making late headway in the straight. She will relish the extended trip and with the in-form Anthony Thomas aboard and from a better draw position, Lottery Ticket might well get her head in front when this race is over. Note the Figure 8 has been taken off.

SHEYN VI DI LEVONE — Importee running for the first time, let's wait and see.

SUPERTRONICS — has no chance in this one.




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