Apprentice Mellisa Ward brings home Armageddon in Caymanas nightcap at 12-1

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Mellisa Ward - (File Photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – It was only her second ride of 2020 having decided to ply her trade in North America yet apprentice Mellisa Ward made use of the opportunity to win the final race of nine on the Saturday (October 24) programme a short while ago at Caymanas Park.

Steering Armageddon down the five straight course in an Optional Claimer ($550,000 – $500,000), Ward kept her mount in touch with the leaders while taking the route on the outside.

In the final furlong Ward although under pressure from Cartel and Stanislaus kept up to her work and got the job done at telling odds of 12-1.

Cartel was second and Stanislaus third.

RACE 9 $550-500,000 OPT CLAIM(3YOS&UP) 5FUR ST 4:40 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 6 Armageddon Melissa Ward 12-1 $655 $353.00
2 11 Cartel Kiaman McGregor 6-1 $112.00
3 10 Stanislaus Jerome Innis 6-1 $187.00
4 7 Cold Pursuit Phillip Parchment 7-2
5 9 Dee Danger Anthony Thomas 5-2 ABA
TRAINER: Alford Brown
Javaniel Patterson rides #2 Storm Princess
Splits:22.4 x 45.3 – Time:59.0 – Margins: 1 1/4 by a neck – 11RAN
Ex:$9,373 T/Fecta:$5,874 Triple:$11,856
QU:$4,181 S/Fecta:$27,293 Hi-5:$110,340
D/E:$1,753 Pick-4:$55,658 Pick-5:$53,206
Twilight-6:$122,885 Placepot:$113,346
Pick-9:c/o$607,291.64