Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Marquesas romps Jamaica St Leger

MARQUESAS easily won Saturday's Jamaica St Leger, beating the filly FAYROUZ by 18 lengths in a time of 2:10.0.

Caught and beaten by DRONE STRIKE in last month's Jamaica Derby, MARQUESAS ran away from his 14 rivals with Shane Ellis and won uncontested as the 6-5 favourite.

Leading rider Anthony Thomas and Dick Cardenas each rode two winners on the 11-race card.

Cardenas booted home MEMORY OF TS and TREASURE TRAIN in the first and fifth races, respectively.

Thomas won aboard ZACKONTHEATTACK in the second and JAMAI RAJA in the 11th, extending his lead to 20 winners over Ellis atop the jockeys' standings.

Trainers Gary Subratie and Rudolph Hardial each saddled two winners.

Hardial's winners were ZACKONTHEATTACK and SONG ON TRACK in the seventh. Subratie's United States-bred HILLY'S HALO produced another impressive performance to win back-to-back races, landing the sixth at six and a half furlongs.

NUCLEAR DAN DADA completed Subratie's double, making all with Robert Halledeen in the ninth at five and a half furlongs.

Racing continues on Wednesday with a holiday meet, Emancipation Day, featuring the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy.

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