Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Will In Charge wins Prime Minister's Stakes

WILL IN CHARGE on Monday upstaged  7-5 favourite BIGDADDDYKOOL to win the 2000-metre Prime Minister's Stakes by a neck at odds of 3-1 at Caymanas Park. 

Partnered by two-kilo claiming apprentice Dane Dawkins, WILL IN CHARGE made every post a winning one, pressed by Great Britain-bred KALAMATA to the top of the lane.  

BIGDADDYKOOL, burdened with topweight 57.0 kilos,  improved into second up the straight and started a storming run to almost pull level midway the last half-furlong. 

However,  running 17lb heavier than WILL IN CHARGE proved too much for the far-striding gelding, who failed by a neck with non-claiming apprentice Linton Steadman.   

WILL IN CHARGE won in 2:06.2, his first race among grade one horses after winning back-to-back overnight and open allowance races in June and July.  

KALAMATA finished third with O'Neil Mullings,  seven lengths behind. Seven-year-old PERFECT NEIGHBOUR was fourth in the six-horse field.  

Shane Ellis posted an early three-timer, winning the first and fourth races for trainer Richard Azan aboard LUCKY STROKE and ZI BEAST,  respectively,  before returning to win the fifth astride MY DREAM.  

Dawkins had a second winner on the Independence Day 11-race card,  landing the seventh event with LADY JAELA at 1000-metre straight.  

Racing continues at Cayamanas Park on Saturday.