Thursday 20 June, 2019

The day belonged to jockey Omar Walker and trainer Wayne DaCosta

The pair started their assault with 1-9 favourite Radical  in the third race before scoring back-to-back wins with Loose Cannon and Lottery Ticket in the sixth and seventh races,  respectively.

Radical took over from Bruce Wayne three furlongs out in the 1400-metre third event for three-year-old maidens and won by almost nine lengths.

Loose Cannon,  a speedy chestnut colt, made all at 1000 metres round to get off the mark on debut at odds of 3-5, beating fellow three-year-old maidens by six lengths.

Lottery Ticket,  however,  was forced to come from off the pace, storming through inside the final half-furlong at odds of 9-5, beating 12-1 outsider Zephyr by a half-length in the Howard Phillipps Memorial feature race at 1200 metres.

Walker moved to 12 winners atop the standings,  two clear of Dane Nelson with whom he had started the day level on nine wins.

DaCosta, who started the day leading Anthony Nunes by less than $800,000 in stakes,  went clear of his rival in the trainer's standings,  setting the stage for a 17th trainers' title.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

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