Run Thatcher Run to win 2000 Guineas on Sunday racing card
Eighteen-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta saddles the ante-post favourite Run Thatcher Run in the 2000 Guineas on Sunday, April 14 at Caymanas Park.
Leading trainer Anthony Nunes has sights set on completing a classic double at Caymanas Park on Sunday, sending four runners to post against Wayne DaCosta’s unbeaten RUN THATCHER RUN in the 2000 Guineas at a mile, after upstaging his rival’s LADY BLUE with I AM DI ONE in Saturday’s 1000 Guineas.
RUN THATCHER RUN had turned back Nunes’ SUPREME SOUL and EARN YOUR STRIPES in December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, helping DaCosta notch an 18th trainers’ title at his rival’s expense.
Nunes has looked hard to beat this season, sending out other top three-year-olds such as TOONA CILIATA, who upset stablemate EARN YOUR STRIPES to win the seven-furlong Prince Consort Stakes.
All the top horses have been in immaculate shape at exercise, especially Ian Parsard’s FATHER PATRICK, who clocked a mile in 1:41.4 last Sunday morning, but will have his stamina limitations exposed when under pressure.
Shane Ellis is aboard SUPREME SOUL, a half-brother to stay-forever BIGDADDYKOOL, drawn widest at stall 14. Meanwhile, Omar Walker will break RUN THATCHER RUN from against the rail in the one hole, drawn alongside EARN YOUR STRIPES, the mount of Barbadian Simon Husbands, hunting a Guineas double after landing the fillies’ race aboard I AM DI ONE.
FATHER PATRICK and TOONA CILIATA, the horses who battled out the Prince Consort Stakes, are both speedy and in mid-track with Trevor Simpson and Robert Halledeen, respectively.
RUN THATCHER RUN should start favourite after winning a tough overnight allowance event as his Guineas prep, beating United States-bred SARATOGA SIGHT, a miler, going seven furlongs on his second race back from a procedure to treat bucked shins.