Thursday 23 May, 2019

Wayne DaCosta rules with Stranger Danger and Summer Sun

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta.

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta.

Wayne DaCosta's unbeaten  American, STRANGER DANGER, easily won by seven lengths on Wednesday, his sixth consecutive victory, handing the champion trainer his second winner on the 10-race card.

STRANGER DANGER disputed the lead with ANOTHER VIGOROUS and HILLY'S HALO before sprinting clear a furlong and a half out under six-time former champion Omar Walker.

The three-year-old gelding clocked 1:18.2 for the six-and-a-half furlong open allowance event, which has graduated him to grade one for his next start.

STRANGER DANGER held his own in splits of 22.3, 45.0 and 1:10.4, alongside HILLY'S HALO, and ANOTHER VIGOROUS, who rallied for second inside the last half-furlong.

Meanwhile, jockey Philip Parchment continued his recent run of form for owner Carlton Watson and DaCosta after his recent Jamaica Oaks victory with PRINCESS ANNIE, landing the Simply Magic Cup with American, SUMMER SUN, at nine furlongs and 25 yards.

Leading riders, apprentices Christopher Mamdeen and Reyan Lewis, each rode two-timers, moving to 37 and 33 winners, respectively, ahead of Walker, on 29.

Mamdeen combined with trainer Ian Parsard for his two winners, opening the card at five furlongs round with 9-1 outsider, RESURGENCE, and closed his tally aboard BERRY BOY in the ninth at nine furlongs and 25 yards.

Lewis got off the mark astride even-money favourite, VICE ROYALTY, in the seventh at seven furlongs and returned to deny Mamdeen a three-timer in the 10th with 17-1 outsider, EYE CANDY.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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