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Friday, August 17, 2018

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TEN HORSES CLAIMED ON WEDNESDAY

Ten horses were claimed on the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.

Ryan Darby claimed Gato Dorado for owner Hubert Kerr from Adin Williams; Michael Francis claimed Pandora's Box for himself from Wayne DaCosta; Gray Crawford claimed Laws Of The Code for himself from Carl Anderson; Dennis Lee claimed Royal Girl for himself from Patrick Chang; and Dennis Thwaites claimed Gaga Lady for owner Michael Wray from Michael Hall from the first race. All these claims from the first race went for $250,000 each.

In the second race, Ryan Williams claimed RunJohnny Run for owner Garth Samuels from Johnny Wilmot; Marlon Anderson claimed Peeping Tom for owner Diamonds from Donovan Plummer; and then Plummer claimed Mr Ambassador for owner Randall Shaw from Victor Williams. All these horses were claimed for $450,000 each.

Richard Azan lost Capturemyship to Paul Charlton for owner Ven Deezle for $1 million from the fifth race.

In the sixth race on a $180,000 claiming tag, Light Brigade was claimed from Tyrone Prince by Edward Stanberry for himself.

KINGSWOOD GETS IT RIGHT ON THIRD ATTEMPT

With a change in equipment and a little more real estate, the Errol Waugh-trained Kingswood came home in a romp to release his maiden tag on his third attempt at the races.

After finishing in fifth position by 12 lengths going six-and-a-half furlongs (1,300m) as the 3-5 favourite, when last at the track, trainer Errol Waugh decided to put on the cheek pieces on his charge and placed Kingswood in a one mile (1,600m) maiden special weight event and those combined factors did the trick.

Ridden by Anthony Thomas, Kingswood ( Adore The GoldYou Can't Hide) raced in second position behind Nuclear Lava (Shane Ellis) for most of the way before taking control at the top of the straight. Entering the drive, Thomas opened up on Kingswood and the grey colt just exploded and blasted home by seven lengths in a time of 1:43.1.

Nuclear Lava finished second, So Smooth (Gary Richards) third and Pure Heart (Phillip Parchment) fourth.

NO PROBLEMS FOR CRUCIAL APPEAL

Proven campaigner and known speedster Crucial Appeal signalled a return to form when he got the better of a good field in a high claiming ($1m - $850,000) event over five furlongs (1,000m) down the straight course at Caymanas Park on Wednesday. Trained by Alford Brown and ridden by Anthony Thomas, the eight-year-old chestnut gelding, after ending a speed duel with three rivals, edged away to score by three parts of a length in 59.3. Polly B (Dick Cardenas), who showed quick dash, came second, Smokey Topaz (Natalie Berger), finished third, while Kanaloa (Linton Steadman) finished in fourth place.

SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

The Dwight Chen-trained Simply Outrageous continued to show improvement with a resounding win in a Restricted Allowance event over seven-and-a-half furlongs (1,500m) on Wednesday.

Simply Outrageous (Oneil Scott) sat behind Uncle Vinnie (Aaron Chatrie) as the dark bay colt led the field for most of the way while Winter Is Coming (Anthony Thomas) tracked the leaders from third, just in front of Musketoon (Dick Cardenas).

Simply Outrageous would eventually take over the lead entering the straight and go on to win by five-and-a-half lengths over the fast-finishing Subbie (Bebeto Harvey) in the native-bred four-year-old and upward non-winners of three other than.

Winter Is Coming ended in third place with Uncle Vinnie back in fourth.

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