Monday 20 May, 2019

Braeton Gigolo wins Abbie Grannum Memorial in the stewards' room

Trainer Enos Brown's debutant, BRAETON GIGOLO, won Wednesday's Abbie Grannum Memorial in the stewards' room, at odds of 9-1, following  an objection lodged by jockey Ruja Lahoe against Omar Walker aboard champion trainer Wayne DaCosta's RIDDIM UP.

BRAETON GIGOLO was infringed when Walker cut across towards the rail two-and-half furlongs out with RIDDIM UP, who was mending quickly from the rear of the 10-horse field of maiden two-year-olds.

RIDDIM UP's disqualification denied Walker a three-timer as he won aboard PRINCE SAMMO in the fourth and SHAUNA CRUISE in the seventh.

New apprentice Raddesh Roman rode his first double, forcing a dead heat aboard LOLA GREY against Phillip Parchment-ridden SERIOUSMANIPULATOR in the third.

He returned to close the programme with 5-1 shot FASHIONISTA, a close victory over 3-5 favourite, SERGEANT RECKLESS, with leading rider Anthony Thomas astride.

FASHIONISTA handed title-chasing trainer Anthony Nunes a two-timer on the 10-race card, cutting his stakes deficit behind DaCosta to $3.5m.

Nunes' 10-1 outsider, DADDY'S DILEMMA, partnered by Dick Cardenas, outbattled DaCosta's RICKY RICARDO by a neck at nine furlongs and 25 yards in the eighth race, a thrilling clash with Thomas, who continues to lead him by nine winners after winning the second race with COHETE DEL EXITO.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park this Saturday with a 10-race card on United Racehorse Trainers Association of Jamaica Day.

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