Friday 7 August, 2020

Father Patrick wins BGLC Trophy

FATHER PATRICK, with former six-time champion jockey Omar Walker, poses in the winner's enclosure after winning the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy, over five and a half furlongs, at Caymanas Park on Saturday, August 1, 2020. (PHOTO: caymanasracing.com).

FATHER PATRICK, with former six-time champion jockey Omar Walker, poses in the winner's enclosure after winning the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy, over five and a half furlongs, at Caymanas Park on Saturday, August 1, 2020. (PHOTO: caymanasracing.com).

Former six-time champion jockey, Omar Walker, on Saturday piloted Ian Parsard's FATHER PATRICK to back-to-back victories at Caymanas Park by landing the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Trophy over five and a half furlongs.

Walker has been aboard FATHER PATRICK,  the 3-5 favourite, for his five career victories, including a strong win at six and a half furlongs on July 4.

Parsard and Walker, who rode a three-timer, teamed up for a second winner, BLIND FAITH, who caught 99-1 outsider, SUPER AMIA, a furlong and a half out in the sixth event at six and a half furlongs.

Walker, who opened the programme with 1-9 favourite, FABULOSITY, at five furlongs round, remained third in the jockeys' standings on 23 winners, eight behind leader Dane Nelson and one adrift of second-place Anthony Thomas.

Meanwhile, Wayne DaCosta, whose 13-year reign atop the trainers' ranks was halted last season by Anthony Nunes, broke a lean spell by saddling a two-timer on the 10-race card.

DaCosta's SUPER DUPER made all to land the Charles Randle Trophy, the first two-year-old race of the season at three furlongs straight. The bay filly won at odds of 2-1, the first of two winners for journeyman rider, Phillip Parchment.

LOOSE BALL was DaCosta's second  winner, upstaging speedsters with apprentice Raddesh Roman for back-to-back upset victories at five furlongs straight. The three-year-old darkbay gelding outfinished rivals at odds of 12-1, following his shocking 47-1 win at the distance on July 11.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Thursday.

 

 

 

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