Foster topples apple cart aboard Unruly Boss
Unruly Boss (Tevin Foster) wins the $1.14-million Henry W Jaghai OD,JP Trophy feature race at Caymanas Park on Sunday at odds of 17-1.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Current leading jockey Tevin Foster, in a ride for the ages, guided the Dennis Pryce-conditioned Unruly Boss to a 17-1 upset in the $1.14-million Henry W Jaghai OD, JP Trophy feature race at Caymanas Park on Sunday.

Unruly Boss, after a superb stretch run battling with favourite Eagle One, pulled away towards the end to win by 2¼ lengths in the Overnight Allowance event for three-year-olds and upward over six furlongs (1,200m). The Busy Racing Stable-owned Unruly Boss clocked 1:13.2 (23.1 x 46.1).

Unruly Boss broke off well at the start of the race and shot to the front of the field, but was taken off the lead by Foster and allowed Alexa's Dream (Raddesh Roman) to go by, along with Eagle One (Reyan Lewis), swinging into the half-mile (800m) turn. Unruly Boss hugged the inside rails, cut the turn coming into the lane, and joined Eagle One on the lead.

With neither Unruly Boss nor Eagle One refusing to give up their gallops, the battle for supremacy then developed in deep stretch, setting up what at the time looked like a titanium tussle. However, Foster kept his mount well-balanced and Unruly Boss found extra and edged away for an emphatic win in the end.

Eagle One finished in second place, with stablemate Outbbider (Abigail Able) getting up for third place.

It was the second winner on the card for the trio of Busy Racing Stable, Pryce, and Foster as they earlier teamed up with Zabratone to win the second race. Both Unruly Boss and Zabratone are groomed by Oshane Hamilton.

On Saturday's previous race day, jockey Jerome Innis took the spotlight after booting home his 100th career winner. Innis achieved the personal milestone aboard the Owen Sharpe-conditioned Kwaku in the seventh race, a Maiden Condition Race for native-bred five-year-olds and upward over five and a half furlongs (1,100m).

Kwaku, a five-year-old bay horse, running for the first time sat behind the pace as he watched Dr Sahir Alexander (Natalie Berger) lead the field ahead of Crushing Power (Richard Henry) and Mardele (Ramon Nepare) going into the half mile (800m).

When asked to run by Innis in deep stretch the Casual Trick-Darlin offspring powered away from rivals to win by eight lengths at the wire, beating Galway Bay (Leroy Walters) and Flame Carrier (Javaniel Patterson) in the process. The final time for the race was 1:12.0.

Racing continues on Saturday.

BY RUDDY ALLEN Staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com

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