Wow Wow takes Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy in stakes record
WOW WOW (Ameth Robles) poses in the winners' enclosure with connections including trainer Gary Subratie (left) and owner Michael Bernard (3rd left). (PHOTO: Marlon Reid).
WOW WOW posted a stakes record 1:24.4 in Saturday’s seven-furlong Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy and Horse of the Year designate, SHE’S A MANEATER, was brilliant at six furlongs in the Pick 3 Supreme Trophy, repeating her Diamond Mile victory over stablemate STRANGER DANGER.
WOW WOW, with veteran Panamanian jockey Ameth Robles, lowered the 1:25.1 mark held jointly by The Real Stream and Princess Popstar, and is now unbeaten in seven consecutive races after sprinting away from the field four and a half furlongs out to win by five lengths at Caymanas Park.
Trainer Gary Subratie’s other runner in the event, NIPSTER, tried chasing WOW WOW into the lane and ended up losing second close home to champion trainer Wayne DaCosta’s FEARLESS CHAMPION.
WOW WOW is on target to sweep the Supreme Ventures Limited Two-Year-Old Series, which opened with the Cash Pot Trophy in October and ends with the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes at a mile on Boxing Day, December 26.
The three-race series offers a bonus $1m to WOW WOW for a sweep, which he has qualified for, having come under the hammer at the annual Yearling Sale last November.
Meanwhile, leading trainer Anthony Nunes, who started the afternoon $5.7m ahead of reigning champion, DaCosta, saw his advantage trimmed by approximately $560,000.
Nunes won the third event at five furlongs straight with speedy ADONIS, who completed back-to-back winners for Dane Nelson. He also won the 10th race with 2-1 choice BRUCE WAYNE at six and a half furlongs.
Nunes was joined by Steven Todd and Subratie with two winners. Outgoing champion jockey, Anthony Thomas, and apprentice Reyan Lewis shared riding honours with Nelson with two winners apiece.
Racing resumes this weekend with back-to-back meets, Friday and Saturday.