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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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RARE WINNERS FOR DANCEL, LEO MILLER

They don't really get enough rides to showcase their skills but whenever jockeys Ansley Dancel and Leo Miller get the live mounts, they tend to make good use of them.

On Saturday both riders scored long-awaited victories when they won aboard Stan Roy and Zackontheattack, respectively.

Dancel put through Stan Roy to the lead coming around the half mile (800m) bend, and the seven-year-old grey gelding just went on his merry way for a seven- length victory over No Money Friend and Flashaway. The final time for the nine- furlong and 25-yard (1,820m) event was a pedantic 2:08.0.

Miller aboard Zackontheattack made one move to win the six-furlong (1,200m) event by half a length in a time of 1:15.2. Memory Of Ts finished second, with El Cliente third. It was the second winner of the year for both Dancel and Miller.

NUNES, STEADMAN ON THE DOUBLE

The team of trainer Anthony Nunes and jockey Linton Steadman posted a well-earned double on the 11-race programme at Caymanas Park on Saturday.

The duo won with Sotomayor in the sixth race — the Valbert Marlowe Memorial Cup feature, and the 10th race, a Restricted Allowance event, with Aurelia's Summer.

Sotomayor went through to the lead from four furlongs (800m) out and was never caught, as the grey colt won by a length and a half in the nine-furlong (1,800m) event.

Simply Outrageous was second and Biblical Legend third. The final time was 1:55.0.

Aurelia's Summer, on the other hand, made one move to win the six-furlong event (1,200m) by four lengths.

Flowers Thirty came on strong for second money, with Moirai getting third spot. Aurelia's Summer stopped the clock at 1:16.3.

THOMAS INCREASES LEAD IN JOCKEY'S RACE

The intention is very clear at this moment as leading rider Anthony Thomas rode two winners on Saturday's 11-race programme to extend his lead over former champion Shane Ellis, in a race for the 2018 Jockey's championship.

Thomas won on board first-time runner Quantum Dancer in the seventh race for owner/trainer Adin Williams, and My Elle Belle for trainer Spencer Chung in the eighth race.

Thomas now moves his tally to 48 winners for the season — 13 ahead of Ellis, who was winless on the day.

BERGER CONTINUES TO WIN FOR THE LADIES

App rentice Natalie Berger made sure the female flag continued to fly high in the male-dominated sport when she piloted the Paul Hyltontrained Burlin to victory, in a seven-and-a-half furlong (1,500m) on Saturday.

Burlin was unable to go with the early pace and had to watch proceedings among the backmarkers, as Sir Fredrick led the eight-horse field ahead of Smokescreen and Unbreakable.

Burlin hugged the inside rails and began to inch closer approaching the final bend of the race.

Turning for home with a clear run on the rails, Burlin blew past rivals in the final furlong and a half (300m) to win, going away by over six lengths ahead of Also Correct and Unbreakable. The final time was 1:37.0.

SIX HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY

Six horses were claimed on the 11-race programme at Caymanas Park on Saturday.

No Money Friend, who came second in the first race on a $180,000 claiming tag, was claimed from Johnny Wilmot by Prince McDonald for owner Derrick Gayle.

In the second race, Johnny Wilmot claimed Burlin for owner Carlton Watson from Paul Hylton; Conroy Tulloch claimed Trini Magic for owner Unruly Connection from Carl Anderson; and Enos Brown claimed Minniffia for owner Marcia Hemsley from Delroy Waugh.

All claims in the second race were made for $350,000. Marvin Campbell claimed Memory Of TS for owner Andrew Donalds from Gary Crawford for $450,000; and Lorne Kirlew claimed Sweet Dimension for owner Kevin Whitter from Donovan Plummer, also for $450,000 from the fifth race.

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