Superluminal wins Alexander Hamilton Trophy
SUPERLUMINAL prevailed by a short head from SARATOGA SIGHT to win Saturday’s Alexander Hamilton Trophy feature at a mile in a final time of 1:38.3, well ridden by six-time champion jockey, Omar Walker.
Walker urged 8-5 chance SUPERLUMINAL to press 4-5 favourite, ANOTHER VIGOROUS, and moved away a furlong and a half out. United States-bred SARATOGA SIGHT closed fast along the rail inside the last half-furlong but arrived too late with Aaron Chatrie.
Apprentice Christopher Mamdeen rode a three-timer to join five-time former champion jockey, Trevor Simpson, on 10 winners atop the riders’ standings. Simpson, who logged back-to-back two-timers for the previous two meets, went winless on the 10-race card.
Mamdeen opened the programme astride 7-5 favourite JAMAICAN CITIZEN. He afterwards combined with trainer Steven Todd, landing 3-5 favourite BIG BLACK NATION in the sixth at five furlongs round and 7-2 chance, STORM PRINCESS, who made every post a winning one in the ninth at five and a half furlongs.
Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.