Friday 23 March, 2018

Wilson, Band Of Gold upset in Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes

Upsetters WILSON and BAND OF GOLD won Saturday's Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes, beating trainer Patrick Lynch's pair of DRONE STRIKE and DISABILITY CHARM, respectively.

Richard Azan's WILSON led from the gate in the 1200-metre Sir Howard Stakes for colts and geldings before DRONE STRIKE and ADONIS took over.

However, WILSON made his  move along the rail with apprentice Oneil Scott to go by DRONE STRIKE coming off the home turn.

WILSON stayed on strongly in the stretch run to win the non-winners-of-two event by three-and-three-quarter lengths at odds of 5-1.

The Hot Line Stakes for fillies was won by BAND OF GOLD, who flew with Dane Nelson  in the stretch run to go by DISABILITY CHARM and SERGEANT RECKLESS, who were engaged in a speed duel from the start.

BAND OF GOLD landed the fillies-only race at odds of 9-1 for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, beating DISABILITY CHARM by a length and a half.

Azan won a second race, ACKEE PIE, at odds of 2-1 in the ninth race.

Philip Feanny also saddled two winners, back-to-back races at 1000-metre straight, the fourth and fifth events, with KHALEESI'S REVENGE and JOLLY D, both at odds of 5-2.

Oneil Mullings was aboard both Feanny winners, sharing the day's riding honours with three-kilo claiming apprentice Scott, who had opened his account with 10-1 outsider FIFTY CENT in the sixth race before scoring with WILSON.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.