Horse Racing

Stranger Danger takes Dye Job in style

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Friday, December 14, 2018

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Running for the second time on local soil, Stranger Danger, ridden by Anthony Thomas, ripped through a good mixed field of imported as well as native-bred juveniles to win the $980,000 Dye Job Sprint feature at Caymanas Park on Saturday.

Responding to the performance of the American-bred juvenile on how he carried out his task, trainer Wayne DaCosta noted: “Definitely a class horse. He looks like he is heading for the top class barring any problems. His performance was extremely good, the track today (Saturday) was not fast and the time of 1:12.1 was a good time for the trip. He looked as though he also had a little more to offer at the end, so I think it was a very good performance.”

Stranger Danger missed his break on debut but from 10 lengths fifth adrift, he recovered well to win by a short head.

On Saturday, the nimble-footed youngster extended no such luxury to his rivals to chalk up win number two with quite a tidy-looking victory over 1,200 metres by all of 6 lengths.

Stranger Danger got a better start this time around and was as early as fourth at the off. With a couple of strides more, the far-striding gelding moved nicely into second place behind American Invader, going into the half-mile (800m) turn.

Turning for home next to the leader and with Universal Boss three wide, Thomas produced his mount and once Stranger Danger got going, it was just a battle for second place.

The highly thought of native-bred gelding Universal Boss finished second with Dick Cardenas in the irons with third going to another foreigner, American Invader.


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