Saturday 24 October, 2020

Drummer Boy strikes at 13-1 in GA 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial Cup

DRUMMER BOY, with female apprentice Abigail Able,  is being led to the winners’ enclosure after capturing the GA 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial Cup at Caymanas Park on Saturday, September 5, 2020. DRUMMER BOY won at good odds of 13-1. (PHOTO: caymanasracing).

DRUMMER BOY, with female apprentice Abigail Able, is being led to the winners’ enclosure after capturing the GA 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial Cup at Caymanas Park on Saturday, September 5, 2020. DRUMMER BOY won at good odds of 13-1. (PHOTO: caymanasracing).

Former champion trainer Wayne DaCosta saddled contrasting winners on Saturday's nine-race card at Caymamas Park.

DaCosta's winners were howling 1-5 favourite, HOVER CRAFT and 2018 Governor's Cup winner, DRUMMER BOY, who reported off a five-month lay-up to stun sprinters at five furlongs straight, striking at odds of 13-1 in the GA 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial Cup.

Running for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown, DRUMMER BOY, partnered by female apprentice, Abigail Able, sat third behind course specialist, PEKING CRUZ, and in-form NUCLEAR THUNDER, before accelerating inside the last half-furlong.

DRUMMER BOY's stablemate, ROJORN DI PILOT, stayed on for second ahead of RAS EMANUEL, who was hobbled by a bad draw, post-position one, finishing third along the inner rail.

Ryan Darby also saddled two winners, PARAJET and MADAM SECRETARY at three and five furlongs straight, respectively.

Tevin Foster, who closed the card with Darby's MADAM SECRETARY, led the jockeys with two winners, also booting home 8-1 chance REDFORD, who upset DaCosta's big favourite, SWEET TOPPINS, in the sixth event.

Racing continues at Caymamas Park on Sunday.

 

 

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