Sunday 29 March, 2020

DaCosta slices over $600K from Nunes' lead in race for trainers' title

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta (right) takes part in a presentation ceremony at Caymanas Park on Diamond Mile Day on Saturday, November 9, 2019. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid).

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta (right) takes part in a presentation ceremony at Caymanas Park on Diamond Mile Day on Saturday, November 9, 2019. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid).

Reigning champion, Wayne DaCosta, on Saturday got the better of leading trainer, Anthony Nunes, saddling the first two winners on the programme, MISS FORMALITY, and UNCLE POLLY, slicing $614,650 off his rival's $5,254,615 lead, reducing the deficit to $4.6m.

DaCosta shared training honours with Patrick Lynch, who closed the day with back-to-back winners, 6-1 chance, EL PROFESOR, and SMARTY TRADITION at 2-1.

Meanwhile, outgoing champion jockey, Anthony Thomas, scored back-to-back upsets, ROHAN'S CATTLEYA at 23-1, and 6-1 shot, CRIMSON, in the United Racehorse Trainers Association of Jamaica feature race, notching consecutive two-timers in as many racemeets.

Thomas grabbed a gate-to-wire victory astride ROHAN'S CATTLEYA before producing CRIMSON with a strong stretch run, along the rail, to go by the long-time leader, ROY ROGERS, at nine furlongs and 25 yards.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

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