Saratoga Sight beats Bruce Wayne in Ren Gonsalves Memorial
SARATOGA SIGHT recovered from a poor start to prompt the pace with stablemate UNCLE VINNIE before turning back BRUCE WAYNE to win Thursday's Ren Gonsalves Memorial by three lengths at Caymanas Park.
SARATOGA SIGHT was leading rider Christopher Mamdeen's lone winner on the Labour Day 10-race card. He remained four winners clear of fellow apprentice Reyan Lewis atop the jockeys' standings. Lewis notched his lone win aboard CRUCIAL RIDE in the second event.
ARMAGEDDON was a 6-1 upset winner of the Labour Day Trophy, winning by two and a quarter lengths from 25-1 longshot, NIGHT LIGHT, and 4-1 chance, TALENTED TONY K, while 1-9 favourite, CUSTER, finished fourth place in the five-furlong straight opening event.
Shane Ellis and Robert Halledeen rode two winners apiece. Halledeen booted home back-to-back winners, PEEPING TOM at 8-1 and 3-1 chance, KALAHARI, in the fourth and fifth races, respectively.
Ellis led with CODE OF HONOUR three furlongs out, going past ROY ROGERS, to land the third at odds of 9-1 for trainer Michael Marlowe. He returned aboard 2-1 chance, KING TAVARI, to turn back Omar Walker astride CELEBRATION in the sixth.
Racing continues on Saturday with the 10-furlong Governor's Cup for which Anthony Nunes' 2000 Guineas winner, SUPREME SOUL, is the ante-post favourite.