Saturday 21 September, 2019

Hilly's Halo upstages Patriarch in Easter Sprint Cup

Champion jockey Anthony Thomas rode a three-timer on Monday but had to share the spotlight with apprentice Reyan Lewis, who combined with Patrick Lynch to notch a rare jockey-trainer three-timer - GLITTER RIVER, PERFECT ASSET and FORMAL FASHION - on the 10-race card.

Thomas booted home EARN YOUR STRIPES,  LUANA,  and Gary Subratie's United States-bred, HILLY'S HALO, who upstaged 4-5 favourite PATRIARCH in a stretch battle for the Easter Sprint Cup feature race at five and a half furlongs.

Leading trainer Anthony Nunes saddled two winners, closing the Easter meet as strong as he started after sweeping last week's 1000 and 2000 Guineas classics.

Nunes KALAHARI was awarded the eighth race in the stewards' room after the disqualification of first-past-the-post VIRTUOSO, who swerved to her left at the start.

Nunes' EARN YOUR STRIPES, fifth in the 2000 Guineas two Sundays ago, benefitting from a 16lb advantage over United States-bred LEGALITY, proved stronger in the straight after disposing of AMERICAN INVADER.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.









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