Disability Charm to land Jamaica Oaks
Trainer Patrick Lynch’s DISABILITY CHARM is the ante-post favourite for Saturday’s 2000-metre Jamaica Oaks at Caymanas Park, facing the full cast of fillies she led home in the 1000 Guineas on April 14 at a mile.
Included in the 10-horse field are Guineas runner-up, LICI’S PEPSI, joined by third-place HONEY RYDA and FREE MARIE, who shocked all by coming home at odds of 99-1 to claim fourth place.
None of the top four out of the Guineas have ever run beyond a mile. However, DISABILITY CHARM, owned by veteran reggae singer, Calvin ‘Cocoa Tea’ Scott has class and stamina in her pedigree.
Sired by Soul Warrior, winner of the West Virginia and Iowa derbies, DISABILITY CHARM is an offspring of Runnin on Empty, a daughter of Caymanas Park’s first Triple Crown-winning filly, Simply Magic, who, herself, was a product of multiple grade one winner, United States-bred Fontainbleu
In addition, Runnin on Empty was sired by Go Rockin Robin, who also threw the 2010 Governor’s Cup winner, Go My Robin.
Dick Cardenas replaces Robert Halledeen aboard DISABILITY CHARM for the Oaks and will also be astride her for June’s Jamaica Derby. Though Halledeen won the Thornbird Stakes and Guineas aboard the filly, he lost the Oaks ride due to his commitment to partner 2000 Guineas runner-up, WESTERN LEGEND, in the Derby.
DISABILITY CHARM will break from post 10, the widest draw in the Oaks which runs off at 5:05 p.m. as the 10th of 11 races scheduled.
First post is 1:50 a.m.