Siempre Bueno in five straight romp

Observer staff reporter

Thursday, March 08, 2018

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With no trophy race on offer, the Anthony Nunes-trained Siempre Bueno did as was expected in an Open Allowance event over 1,000 metres straight which took centre stage on yesterday's nine-race midweek card at Caymanas Park.

After producing three creditable efforts the last three times at the racetrack, Siempre Bueno was always going to prove hard to beat over the straight galloping course — where he notched three of his last four wins — and he did just that.

Despite the presence of his now fit and bubbling younger brother Orpheus (Linton Steadman up), the six-year-old Siempre Bueno ( Market Rally - La Reina by Pat N Jac), ridden by the in-form apprentice Anthony Thomas, went in front from the number two draw and was never caught.

Orpheus, who allowed weight to his older brother and stable companion, ensured that Siempre Bueno felt his presence in the closing stages but was left one-length back at the wire.

Uncle Taf (Shane Ellis aboard) closed well for third with another Anthony Nunes-trained charge Soy El Senor (Dick Cardenas up), completing the frame.

Siempre Bueno, the 3-5 favourite, won in a fast 57.3 seconds after posting splits of 22.2 x 44.3 seconds.

“The trainer didn't give me much instructions because I rode this horse already, so I know him well. I made a little mistake at the start, but I corrected that and just brought him home,” Thomas said in a post-race interview.

Thomas was the leading rider on the day with two winners as, after winning on Siempre Bueno, he closed the show on Reggae Road for trainer Richard Azan.

Racing continues on Saturday with a 10-race programme.




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