Friday 19 July, 2019

Kingsman looks set for impressive debut at Caymanas Park today

Trainer Ian Parsard has another impressive-looking three-year-old running on Wednesday at Caymanas Park, KINGSMAN, an in-utero colt, debuting at six and a half furlongs after blazing five and a half furlongs in 1:06.3, last Thursday morning, and seven furlongs in 1:30.4 the previous Monday.

After watching unbeaten FATHER PATRICK clock 1:12.0 for six furlongs in Saturday’s Sir Howard Stakes, Parsard is anticipating a strong debut from KINGSMAN, who is sired by Discreetly Mine-Feasibility Study, out of 1999 Belmont Stakes winner, Lemon Drop Kid.

Six-time former champion jockey, Omar Walker, who swept all three feature races on Saturday including the Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes with FATHER PATRICK and Wayne DaCosta’s LADY BLUE, respectively, is aboard KINGSMAN in the 11-horse field, which runs off as the fourth event at 2:05 p.m.

The Hot Line and Sir Howard Stakes were prep events for March’s Thornbird and Prince Consort Stakes at seven furlongs ahead of April’s 1000 and 2000 Guineas run over a mile, the season’s first classic races for fillies and colts and geldings, respectively.

Wayne DaCosta’s RUN THATCHER RUN won December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes with Walker aboard, beating Anthony Nunes’ SUPREME SOUL to be crowned champion two-year-old and winter book favourite for the 2000 Guineas.

However, the chestnut colt, a half-brother to Triple Crown winner, dual defending Superstakes champion and 2017 Diamond Mile heroine, SHE’S A MANEATER, is recovering from a mid-January setback and is in a race against time to be ready for the March 16 Prince Consort Stakes.

First post for Wednesday’s 10-race card is 12:30 p.m.

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