Patriarch takes Open Allowance with some luck as big jocks dominate Saturday (Sept 12) card at the Park

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In the pouring rain, apprentice Oshane Nugent guides Patriarch to be unsaddled in the winners' enclosure.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Five-year-old bay horse Patriarch, enjoying the wet underfoot conditions to display his sprinting ability, ran rivals off their hoofs to win the top-rated $1.5 million Open Allowance/Graded Stakes event at Caymanas Park today (September 12).

Trained by Fitzgerald Richards, Patriarch (Casual Trick – Electrifying), ridden by apprentice Oshane Nugent, made one move to win the three-year-old and upwards event over 5 1/2 furlongs. Patriarch won by a length win in a time of 1:05.4.

Patriarch shot to the front at the off and held the advantage over Chace The Great (Dane Dawkins) and Cryptocurrency (Orlando Foster) going into the half-mile (800m) turn.

Entering the lane, Patriarch stepped off the rails but his closest pursuer Chace The Great, who hugged the inside rails, came with his challenge and seemed likely to win, but had difficulties and had to be pulled up, leaving Patriarch to run away with the event. It was the second consecutive win for Patriarch.

Father Patrick (Romario Spencer), came with a strong on the outside of runners in the closing stages to get second place with Prince Charles (Reyan Lewis) third.

It was the second winner on the 11-race programme for Nugent as he earlier won aboard Laws of the Code for trainer Phillip Elliott in the sixth race. Elliott saddled Musketoon (Tevin Foster) in the previous race for his double.

Also with two winners on the day were trainer Wayne DaCosta and jockeys Phillip Parchment and Dane Nelson.

DaCosta won with Sweet Toppins (Anthony Thomas) and Den Street (Phillip Parchment). Parchment rode In The Blood in the eighth race for trainer Patrick Fong for his double, while Nelson was brilliant aboard Lightning McQueen for owner/trainer Fernando Geddes and Truly Amazing for trainer Spencer Chung.

The I’msatisfied trophy feature over nine furlongs and 25 yards (1,820m) was taken by Money Monster.

Bred, owned, and trained by Fitzroy Glispie and ridden by Reyan Lewis, Money Monster won by 3 ¼ lengths ahead of SenCity (Dane Nelson) and Tomohawk (Anthony Nunes) in a time of 1:57.0.

Racing continues tomorrow (Sunday, September 13) with a nine-race programme. First post is at 12:30 pm.

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