Friday 3 April, 2020

Wayne DaCosta, Omar Walker team up to land double at Caymanas Park

Jockey Omar Walker.

Jockey Omar Walker.

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and jockey Omar Walker teamed up on Saturday for two victories, a near track-record run with unbeaten STRANGER DANGER to open the programme and a narrow win scored by 1000 Guineas runner-up, LADY BLUE, in the O & S Tack Room co-feature.

STRANGER DANGER, who is being prepared for the August 31 Gold Cup, clocked 1:30.3 in an 11-length win under Walker, carrying 126lb, getting close to Sky Train's seven-and-a-half furlong track record of 1:29.2, which has stood since 1983.

Aboard LADY BLUE, Walker took the rail route into the straight to overhaul 14-1 outsider, TOP SHELF, inside the last half-furlong, winning at odds of 2-1 by a half-length.

Walker moved to 52 wins with his two-timer, maintaining third spot in the jockeys' standings, 10 ahead of defending champion, Anthony Thomas, who also rode two winners, UNCLE VERNON and JAMAI RAJA, in the third and sixth races, respectively.

Leading rider, Christopher Mamdeen, and his fellow apprentice, second-place Reyan Lewis, had victories in the eighth and ninth races, winning aboard CASUAL DRINK and FLOWERS THIRTY, respectively.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.
















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