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RACING NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018

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MY BEIRUT ANNOUNCES SAGICOR ST LEGER PARTICIPATION

The Richard Azan-conditioned My Beirut announced his presence for the Sagicor Jamaica St Leger, the final leg in the Triple Crown, with a powerful four-and-a-half length win in a Restricted Allowance event on Wednesday.
Ridden by Dick Cardenas, My Beirut (Adore The Gold – Jadore) got the better of Council Of Trent (Linton Steadman), and Innovator (Aaron Chatrie) in that order in a time of 1:34.3 for seven-and-a-half furlongs (1,500m).
“It was a good performance by My Beirut to win today (Wednesday). Looking ahead at the St Leger, we will at first see how he comes out of this race before we can make any preparations. But he ran well and he going into the right direction,” Azan said.
My Beirut was unable to match strides with the leaders and so had to sit and watch as Uncle Honey assumed the lead over Barcelona and company passing the six furlong (1,200m) point. Leaving the half-mile (800m), Cardenas let his mount go and My Beirut began to round horses approaching the final bend. My Beirut then hit top stride in deep stretch and powered away from rivals.

AGNES T UPSETS IN HENRY HARRISON SNR MEMORIAL CUP FEATURE

Agnes T, trained by Rowan Mathie and ridden by Odeen Edwards, won the six-and-a-half furlong (1,300m) Henry Harrison Snr Memorial Cup feature at odds of 16-1 on Wednesday.
The four-year-old bay filly, who was well off the pace during the first half of this Restricted Allowance event, came with a thunderous run in deep stretch against the inside rails to blow away rivals, winning going away in the end.
Blood Song (Natalie Berger) at 5-1 finished second, Willodeen (Linton Steadman) at 20-1 was third with 78-1 Sunshine Cat (Javaniel Patterson) fourth. It was the second winner for Mathie as he earlier saddled Dezzy The Genius (Shane Ellis) in the fourth race over a mile.


ANTHONY THOMAS EXTENDS LEAD IN JOCKEY RACE

Leading rider and Anthony Thomas, who will be severing a five-day suspension for three instances of interference starting this Saturday opened up a 19 win lead in the race for 2018 jockey's championship after he rode two winners on Wednesday's 10-race card. Thomas won aboard Milagro in the seventh race over five furlongs (1,000 metres) on the round course for trainer Steven Todd and Lady Jaela in the eighth race over five furlongs (1,000m) on the straight course for trainer Dwight Chen.
With those winners, Thomas took his tally to 58 winners for the season; Shane Ellis is in second on 39 winners after guiding Dezzy The Genius to victory in the fourth race over a mile (1,600m) for trainer Rowan Mathie.


EIGHT HORSES CLAIMED ON WEDNESDAY

Eight horses were claimed on the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.
Steven Todd claimed Bay Commander for owner Andre Smith from Johnny Wilmot, while Tyrone Prince claimed Danos La Paz for owner Unruly Connection from Ryan Darby from the second race. Both horses were claimed for $450,000.
In the third race, Goodbloodbadblood was claimed from Alford Brown by Norman Rose for owner David Pottinger for $250,000.
Princess Statistic was claimed from Norman Smith by Dalton Sirjue for owner Gordon Lewis; Light Brigade was claimed from Heaton Thomas by Alford Brown for owner Craig Russell; Son Of Spartaus, who was scratched out of the race, was taken from Keisha Lawrence by Donovan Phillipps for owner Superkids Racing Stables; King Within was claimed from Cashbert Khawlsingh by Ryan Darby for owner Raphael Gordon and Milagro was claimed from Steven Todd by Ian Roberts for himself from the seventh race. All claims were made for $180,000.





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