Formal Gladiator wins Caymanas Sunday fourth to give Anthony Thomas his double

Anthony Thomas (left) and Wayne DaCosta.
Anthony Thomas (left) and Wayne DaCosta.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – He rode two winners yesterday and after four races on the Caymanas Sunday card currently in progress it is another two wins for leading rider Anthony Thomas.

Thomas piloted Formal Gladiator for trainer Wayne DaCosta in a five-furlong straight event for $450,000 – $400,000 claimers.

It was really not a race as Formal Gladiator taking a big drop down in the claiming ranks simply waited and with two furlongs to go powered away from rivals to win by 4 ½ lengths.

Second went to Stanilaus (Dane Nelson) with Mamacita (Paul Francis) earning third.

Thomas now leads Nelson by seven wins. Nelson is yet to ride a winner on today’s programme.

RACE 4 $450-400,000 OPT CLAIM(3YOS&UP) 5FUR STRAIGHT 1:15 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 8 Formal Gladiator Anthony Thomas 1-2 $79 $52.50
2 9 Stanislaus Dane Nelson 5-2 $52.50
3 4 Mamacita Paul Francis 8-1 $60.00 `
4 7 Buckaluck Matthew Bennett 12-1
5 10 Storm Born Richard Henry 5-1
Trainer: Wayne DaCosta
Splits: 22.4 x 46.0 – Time:1:00.0 – Margins: – RAN 4 1/2 by 1 1/4 – 11 RAN
EX:$198 T/Fecta:$349 Triple:$760
Q:$156 S/Fecta:$1,480 Hi-5:$1,768
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