Sunday 12 July, 2020

Omar Walker, Wayne DaCosta rule at Caymanas Park

Six-time former champion jockey, Omar Walker.

Six-time former champion jockey, Omar Walker.

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and leading rider, six-time former champion jockey, Omar Walker, on Saturday combined to post a double at Caymanas Park with siblings RUN THATCHER RUN and SHE'S A MANEATER.

RUN THATCHER RUN, last year's local-bred champion two-year-old returned from a lay-up, three weeks ahead of the 2000 Guineas, to chase and beat nine-year-old speedster, CRUCIAL APPEAL, at six furlongs in a $1m optional claiming event.

Caymanas Park's most successful jockey-trainer combination was back in the winners' enclosure with RUN THATCHER RUN's top-class half-sister, SHE'S A MANEATER, who overhauled old rival CHACE THE GREAT a half-furlong out in the Chairman's Trophy at seven and a half furlongs.

RUN THATCHER RUN moved away from CRUCIAL APPEAL the speedster to win under a hand ride, stopping the clock in 1:12.3.

CHACE THE GREAT, running in receipt of 14lb from SHE'S A MANEATER,  shook loose of her stablemate, DRUMMER BOY, but was unable to maintain a four-length advantage and was caught a half-furlong out.

Anthony Nunes extended his lead atop the trainers' standings with two victories, both three-year-olds, DON ALMIGHTY with Linton Steadman and the filly, I AM DI ONE, who toyed with the opposition under Barbadian Simon Husbands.

Philip Feanny also saddled two winners, opening the 11-race card with 10-1 outsider, SEBASTIAN, partnered by apprentice Christopher Mamdeen, before returning to land the eighth with 4-5 favourite MESSI, ridden by Oneil Mullings.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.










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