Morimoto easily obliges in Charles Hussey OD Trophy feature
As expected Morimoto easily prevailed as the favourite in the $1.25-million Charles Hussey OD Trophy, the major feature event on Sunday’s 10-race schedule at Caymanas Park.
The four-year-old bay colt Morimoto won the Restricted Overnight Allowance contest for three-year-olds and upward over five furlongs (1,000m) straight by a length and quarter going away from rivals. The Anthony Nunes trainee came home in a time of 59.0 (23.0 x 45.4).
Morimoto, ridden by Raddesh Roman, battled Snowflakes (Samantha Fletcher), Ultimate Machine (Shavon Townsend), and KP Choice (Andrew Wright) for the early lead. After the pack passed the fake rails and onto the main track for the last two furlongs (400m) of the race, Morimoto emerged as the lone leader and comfortably won at the wire. Snowflakes came in second, while The Good Witch (Ramon Nepare) came in third.
Meanwhile, Tevin Foster, Phillip Parchment, and Christopher Mamdeen all won two races on the day.
Foster won the first race with Curlin’s Affair for trainer Oral Hayden and the fourth race aboard XY Soul for trainer Gary Griffiths. Parchment won the second race aboard Justin Biden for trainer Lawrence Freemantle and the third race, the $1.01-million Miss Ruth Trophy, aboard Intrestntimesahead for trainer Jason DaCosta.
Mamdeen’s winners were Shashamani Dance in the fifth race for trainer Linton Calder and Simply Sensational in the sixth race for Alford Brown.
Racing continues on Saturday.