Horse Racing

Seeking My Dream for Gold Cup feature

Monday, October 16, 2017

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Seeking My Dream, the all-time leading money earner and double winner of the Diamond Mile — local racing's richest racing event returns to the track for another crack at the Gold Cup Stakes highlight on a trophy-studded Heroes' Day racing extravaganza at Caymanas Park today.

The Gold Cup, a Grade One event for three-year-olds and upward, has attracted a lively field of 11 runners going 1,400 metres for a purse of $1,750,000.

The Gold Cup is scheduled to go to post approximately 4:35 pm, with the first post at 12:15 pm. The Gold Cup event is also well supported by other trophy races portraying the name of a number of National Heroes to commemorate the occasion. The nomenclature includes Norman Manley, Sir Alexander Bustamante, Paul Bogle, Nanny of the Maroons, Sam Sharpe and Marcus Garvey to mention a few. Kilowatt, the first winner of the Gold Cup, will also have a race run in his honour. This speedy caller won the event twice in 1967 and repeated the following year.

It is an event that the able son of Seeking The Glory failed to win in his last attempt a year ago as he capitulated under the speed of Buzz Nightmare, but now in a modest field by his standard, top weight of 57.0kg should not deter his prospect of taking the event on this occasion.

While there is doubt concerning his effectiveness in winning at shorter distances since winning the Diamond Mile, Seeking My Dream looks primed enough in his gallops to take a hand in the finish, despite his favourite rider Omar Walker being sidelined with a broken hand.

But even with his appealing preparation, Seeking My Dream should as usual expect no favours in the presence of Orpheus, Houdini's Magic, Another Bullet, Brawn and Royal Vibes.

— Hurbun Williams

Ones To Watch

Race 1 Eddie's Princess, Malachi, EJ Makit

Race 2 Beirut, She's Banker, Lovely Day

Race 3 Man In Blue, Nasdaq Princess, Silver Surf

Race 4 Sir Leyland Hall, Sundance, Dreamliner

Race 5 Minniffia, Markofaprince, Vision Of Gold

Race 6 Reloaded, Boronia, Happy Lee,

Race 7 Original Train, Rani, Aldebaran, Sure Man

Race 8 Brooklyn, Gold Miner, Coralando,

Race 9 Seeking My Dream, Royal Vibes, Orpheus

Race 10 Victory Run, Big Man Union, Breezy

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