KINGSTON, Jamaica – Anthony Thomas achieved his first ever five timer in his short but thus far productive career as a reinsman.
Thomas was again the patient one as he guided the Wayne DaCosta trained Summer Sun to a long overdue win in the eight race of nine on the Sunday card at Caymanas Park. The eighth event was an Open Allowance for three-year-olds and upwards travelling a mile.
Rain started to tumble down at Caymanas Park just before the start of this race making the track wet and sloppy.
This in no way hindered Summer Sun who obviously relished the prevailing underfoot conditions as Thomas kept him off the pace set by stablemate Rojorn Di Pilot (Oshane Nugent) and Jamai Raja (Javaniel Patterson) with Superluminal (Omar Walker) lurking dangerously behind.
Superluminal then went to the front leaving the four-furlong marker while Summer Sun and Thomas were making headway just before the turn for home.
In the stretch drive it was Superluminal still with the advantage but Uncle Frank (Dane Nelson) was making up ground on the inside rails. Just when Uncle Frank gained the ascendency, Thomas had Summer Sun in full gear on the outside and the two swept by to score by 1 ½ lengths over Uncle Frank with Superluminal third.
The win by Summer Sun capped a three-timer for DaCosta.
|RACE 8 OPEN OVER ALLOW (3-Y-O&UP) 1600M/8FUR 4:41 PM|
|1||11||Summer Sun||Anthony Thomas||5-2||$175.00||$60.00|
|2||9||Uncle Frank||Dane Nelson||10||$114.00|
|4||2||Big Bang||Dick Cardenas||7-1|
|TRAINER: Wayne DaCosta|
|LNS: #10 Marquesas – no jockey available – – Hakeem Pottinger ride #11 Isinbayeva|
|Splits:23.4 x 46.3 x 1:12.4 – Time: 1:38.4 – Margins: – 11 RAN|