Javaniel Patterson stars on opening day of new racing season
JAVANIEL Patterson won two co-features at Caymanas Park on Tuesday, 4-1 chance LICI'S PEPSI in the New Year's Day Trophy and 3-5 favourite FOOT SOLDIER in the $1m McKay Security Trophy for $180,000 claimers.
Five-time former champion jockey Trevor Simpson accounted for the nine-furlong and 25-yard Fan Appreciation Day Trophy for overnight allowance runners with 5-1 shot SECRET TRAVELLER.
LICI'S PEPSI tracked and beat the favourite, MY SUPER GIRL, in the opening event after finishing behind the Philip Feanny-trained filly in her last two races.
FOOT SOLDIER outclassed $180,000 claimers in back-to-back races, taking over the nine-furlong and 25-yard event entering the backstretch, romping to a 10-length win ahead of CHIEF PROSPECT.
Simpson won with SECRET TRAVELLER by attacking 4-5 favourite DRUMMER BOY, who had gone past LIGHTNING LILY three and a half furlongs out.
SECRET TRAVELLER challenged DRUMMER BOY entering the straight and won by two lengths from ROYAL VIBES closing from off the pace.
Racing continues on Saturday.