Sunday racing starts with 1-2 on Lightning McQueen

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Trainer Fernando Geddes

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Lightning McQueen got the Sunday (July 26) – 2000 Guineas race day off to a ‘favourite’ start by winning the first of the 10 planned races on the day.

Lightning McQueen who has his problems with injuries and at five is lightly raced turned up in unbeatable condition to take the Restricted Allowance call for five-year-olds and upwards non-winners of three races run over 6 1/2 furlongs.

Jockey Orlando Foster pushed Lightning McQueen straight to the front when the gates opened and although coming under some pressure from Cohete del Exito (Anthony Allen) in the final furlong was still able to hang on.

Cohete del Exito was second with Acapella third.

Lightning McQueen provided his trainer Fernando Geddes with a rare victory.

RACE 1 REST ALLOW V DIV I(5YOS&UPWARDS/NW3)1300MS/6 1/2FURLS 12:10 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place q
1 2 Lightning McQueen Orlando Foster 1-2 $76 $67
2 9 Cohete del Exito Anthony Allen 9-1 $96
3 10 Acapella Christopher Mamdeen 4-1 $83
4 7 Nala’s Bushman Daniel Thompson 72-1
5 8 Justsaytheword Andre` Martin 6-1
TRAINER: Fernando Geddes
Stewards’ inquiry
Splits: 23.4 x 47.2 x 1:13.3 – Time: 1:22.1- Margins: 3/4 x 3 1/2 – 10 RAN
Ex:$664 T/Fecta:$3495 Hi-5:$19,042
Qu:$557 S/Fecta:$8,118