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.