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.