Horse Racing

Observing the change in Run Thatcher Run

…Ahwhofah progeny takes Jamaica Observer Trophy on Diamond Mile Race Day

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Friday, December 07, 2018

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Run Thatcher Run (Fearless Vision – Ahwhofah), a half-brother to the talented She's A Maneater and Without Exception, made an impressive debut, scoring a 2 lengths win in the $1.2 million Jamaica Observer Trophy on Saturday last.

Owned by Ian Kong, trained by Wayne DaCosta and ridden by Omar Walker, Run Thatcher Run ran the 5 1/2 (1,100m) event in 1:06.3.

Yet his trainer, after the win was a rather surprised man.

“Almost every horse had the beating of Run Thatcher Run in the mornings but today (Saturday) he turned around those unimpressive workouts into a good run.

“Some horses are like that, some horses are race-day horses, while some are not. Run Thatcher Run seems to be a race-day horse.

“The plan was to try and get an early lead as his family is speed so far, even though She's A Maneater and Without Exception both stay, they both have speed especially in their first outings,” DaCosta offered.

At the off in the maiden special weight event for native-bred two-year-olds, it was Earn Your Stripes (Dick Cardenas), who showed on the lead, but immediately he was challenged by Cryptocurrency (Orlando Foster), who assumed the lead, while Run Thatcher Run well held in second place. Earn Your Stripes, who set the track ablaze in an exercise workout prior to the race, settled into third at the half-mile (800m).

Run Thatcher Run then surged to the front and began to extend his lead approaching the final bend.

In the lane, Run Thatcher Run responded well when asked by Walker and accelerated in deep stretch.

Scoobert (Dane Nelson) rallied for second with Earn Your Stripes third.

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