Apprentice Christopher Mamdeen reels off triple at Caymanas Park
Absent from the winners' enclosure for the last two racemeets, leading rider, apprentice Christopher Mamdeen, struck with a three-timer at Caymanas Park on Saturday, including a chance ride aboard DONTAE in the Kenneth Mattis Memorial feature race at 10 furlongs.
Mamdeen made all aboard 1-5 favourite, RAW LIQUID, turning back FATHER KEN closing against the rail in the opening event on the 10-race card.
DONTAE chased down UNCLE VINNIE to win the fourth by a length and a half.
Mamdeen closed his three-timer in the seventh, making all with speedy SOUL CURE, who won unchallenged at five and a half furlongs at odds of 8-5.
The leading rider's three-timer moved him 17 winners clear of Reyan Lewis and Omar Walker, who are joint second, locked on 49.
Lewis scored with 3-1 shot MIRABILIS in the third, outfinishing PHINEAS. Walker replied with a late two-timer, ROYAL AVIATOR in the eighth and BLIND FAITH in the 10th.
The three-day holiday carnival closes on Tuesday, Independence Day, with nine races scheduled.