Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Will In Charge proves a cut above rivals to win Gold Cup

WILL IN CHARGE laid claim to being the best horse in Jamaica by clocking a near track record time in Saturday's Cal's Ketchup Gold Cup to beat Horse of The Year SHE'S A MANEATER by four lengths.

Partnered by Robert Halledeen, WILL IN CHARGE stole the seven-furlong Gold Cup at the half mile and ran away from SHE'S A MANEATER in the straight to clock 1:23.1, two-fifths of a second off EROS' 24-year track record.

SHE'S A MANEATER lost second at the wire to ANOTHER BULLET in a sluggish performance, failing to reproduce her customary kick, giving away weight to the entire field, including WILL IN CHARGE, who ran seven pounds lighter than the filly.

New apprentice Tevin Foster was the day's leading rider with a three-timer as he and his batchmates won six events on the 10-race card.

Foster opened the programme with BLUE MOON, outbattling six-time champion Walker aboard PRINCE SAMMO before returning to make all astride 2-1 chance CONCUR in the fourth  and completing his three-timer with MY MOM JUSS in the sixth at odds of 9-2.

Trainer Fitzroy Glispie saddled two winners, both ridden by apprentice Reyan Lewis, DEAL MARKER and FRANCIA'S PRIDE, 5-1 and 10-1 shots in the third and eighth races, respectively.

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