Thursday 26 November, 2020

DaCosta holds key to Sunday’s overnight allowance race

Former champion trainer, Wayne DaCosta, has stacked Sunday’s overnight allowance race with five runners.

Former champion trainer, Wayne DaCosta, has stacked Sunday’s overnight allowance race with five runners.

Former champion trainer, Wayne DaCosta, has stacked Sunday’s overnight allowance with five runners - MASTER OF HALL, PRINCESS ANNIE, UNCLE FRANK, SUMMER SUN and ROJORN DI PILOT – hoping to overcome Ian Parsard’s gritty eight-year-old, SUPERLUMINAL, in the one-mile event at Caymanas Park.

Six-time riders’ champion, Omar Walker, is aboard SUPERLUMINAL,  who has beaten top-class opponents such as SEEKING MY DREAM in the 2015 St Leger as well as the likes of Diamond Mile winner, WILL IN CHARGE.

SUPERLUMINAL gave a glimpse of his return to form on his third run off the COVID-19 lay-up, carrying topweight 126lb with Walker on September 6, beaten only by four-year-old SENTIENT at nine furlongs and 25 yards.

DaCosta’s five-year-old, MASTER OF HALL, is set to start favourite with Phillip Parchment, replacing Dane Nelson, who was aboard the gelding when he placed fifth, at six and a half furlongs, behind upset winner CRYPTOCURRENCY in the mud on August 30.

MASTER OF HALL galloped seven furlongs in 1:26.3 last Sunday morning after being scratched when entered at nine furlongs and 25 yards two weeks prior.

DaCosta has two strong closers, SUMMER SUN and UNCLE FRANK, who will be aiming at SUPERLUMINAL, who had them both behind him when losing to SENTIENT.

SUPERLUMINAL’s strength is tactical speed, which DaCosta will try to nullify with ROJORN DI PILOT. However, SUPERLUMINAL has dismissed better on the lead and will be tough to pass in the stretch run especially if he straightens against the rail.

The event is the eighth of nine races scheduled. First post is 12:30 pm.

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