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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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BLUE MOON SHINES AGAIN

Trainer Fitznahum Williams is to be commended for his conditioning skills with Blue Moon, as the chestnut mare completed a quick double at Caymanas Park last Saturday.

Blue Moon was hindered and did not finish her race in January of 2017. Williams took his time with the now five-year-old and brought her back to the races 20 months after her injury and Blue Moon was a runaway 5 3/4 length winner on September 15,2018.

On Saturday, Blue Moon (Tevin Foster) again found the winners' enclosure, this time in a Restricted Allowance event for native-bred five-year-olds and upward non-winners of three other than over five furlongs (1,000m) round.

Blue Moon surged to the lead at the top of the straight but with Prince Sammo (Omar Walker) refusing to give up on the inside rails, a battle developed from a furlong out (200m) with Blue Moon getting the better of Prince Sammo by a head. The final time was 1:01.2.

MY MOM JUSS FINALLY A WINNER

After 17 attempts and plenty of close finishes, three-year-old bay filly My Mom Juss is finally a winner when she romped home in a maiden condition race on Saturday last.

My Mom Juss broke well, settled behind Giaconda (Dick Cardenas), who was rushed up to take the early lead. Then My Mom Juss and Luminous Power (Omar Walker) both went past the leader.

Approaching the final bend, My Mom Juss took over from Luminous Power with Giaconda challenging again. My Mom Juss, under a good ride from apprentice Tevin Foster, just held off Giaconda by 1 lengths to win the three-year-old contest going a mile.

Isotope (Christopher Mamdeen) came on strong for third place. The final time was 1:42.1.

WILFRED CHIN NOTCHES SECOND WIN

Big Paul (Devon A Thomas) won the Restricted Allowance event over 5 furlongs (1,100m) on Saturday last, to give owner/trainer Wilfred Chin his second winner for 2018.

Big Paul ( War MarshallNoassemblyrequired) got a good start in the five-year-old and upward non-winners of two encounter but was unable to match strides with Mrs Awesome (Dick Cardenas) set the early trail.

Big Paul made the winning move when he went in chase of Mrs Awesome approaching the final bend. Big Paul then drew alongside Mrs Awesome with 1 1/2 furlongs to go before moving away.

Mrs Awesome attempted a rally but Big Paul held on by a length. Big Paul then survived a jockey's objection lodged by Cardenas and a lengthy steward's inquiry. The final time was 1:10.2.

TEN HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY'S GOLD CUP RACE DAY

The claiming box was busy on Saturday as 10 horses were claimed on the 10-race card.

Anthony Nunes claimed Danos La Paz for owner Ajax Bjorn from Neville Peralto for $550,000 from the second race.

In the fourth race on a $180,000 claiming tag, Steve's Real was claimed from Lawrence Freemantle by Delroy Wisdom for himself; Raging Prospect was claimed from Leroy Tomlinson by Steadman Curtis for Patrick McKenzie; Concur was claimed from Dennis Lee by Marvin Campbell for owner Patrick Hall and Original Train was claimed from Ralph Roberts by Paul Smith for Henry Mitto.

Bryon Davis claimed Luana for owner Agent The Deeks from Prince McDonald; Paul Charlton claimed Brave Prospect for owner Texas Crew from Oneil Markland; Raymond Townsend claimed Foot Soldier for owner Colshar from Ray Phillips; Shaun Williams claimed Cup O Tea for owner Rhamos from Dennis Pryce and Ryan Williams claimed Unbreakable for owner Yehert Miller from Gary Crawford from the 10th race. All claims went for $350,000.

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