Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Take Sotomayor to beat Timeforarms over a mile on midweek card

Back-to-form SOTOMAYOR, runner-up to SHE’S A MANEATER in last year’s Jamaica Derby, is the ante-post favourite to notch back-to-back wins at a mile in Wednesday’s seventh race at Caymanas Park, a top-level claiming race open to four-year-olds, who have the option to race without claim tags.

SOTOMAYOR was a convincing winner a week and a half ago with Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas, who has been retained by trainer Anthony Nunes to partner the grey gelding, who has won twice at a mile - including handing SHE’S A MANEATER the first of only two career losses by beating her in the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes.

In winning two Saturdays ago, SOTOMAYOR not only turned the tables on UNCLE VINNIE, who had beaten him on his second run off a seven-month lay-up last month, but was also well clear of SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS and BIBLICAL LEGEND, who he faces again.

The most likely threat to SOTOMAYOR is Fitzroy Glispie’s nine-year-old, TIMEFORARMS, who easily beat non-winners-of-an-overnight-allowance at 1820 metres two Sundays ago.

The last time he contested a high-claiming race at  a mile, TIMEFORARMS won in 1:39.2 but faces a stronger early pace from his younger rival, SOTOMAYOR, who won easily in a gate-to-wire run on last, posting 1:40.1.

The event runs off at 3:55 p.m.






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