Foreigner Eroy gets off the mark in mid-week first – as Tomohawk fails to produce


KINGSTON, Jamaica – US bred Eroy after six tries found a path to the winners’ enclosure in the first of eight races on the mid-week card at Caymanas Park.

Judiciously ridden by rising apprentice Anthony Allen and trained by Richard Azan, Eroy won a Restricted Allowance event contested at a distance of nine furlongs and 25 yards.

Starting as a 5-2 betting option, Eroy was not the best away when the gates opened but picked up ground down the backstretch as Olde Wharf (Conrod Ellis – 11-1) and My Time Now (Omar Walker – 13-1) vied for the lead.

Bennett got Elroy going leading the five-furlong marker – taking over the lead from then, after which the race was wrapped up.

Tomohawk (Kiaman McGregor) the bulging 1-9 favourite was never in the race, but came on to finish second with My Time Now in the third spot.

The winning time running into a strong headwind was a slow 2:00.3.

Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place q
1 6 Eroy Anthony Allen 5-2 $189
2 4 Tomohawk Kiaman McGregor 1-9
3 3 My Time Now Omar Walker 13-1
4 2 Olde Wharf Conrod Ellis 11-1
5 7 Suasion Raddesh Roman 24-1
TRAINER: Richard Azan
LNS: #1 Better Best
Splits: 28.3 x 52.3 x 1:17.0 x 1:43.4 – Time: 2:00.3 – Margins: 4 x 9 1/2 – 6 RAN
Ex:$276 T/Fecta:$154
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