The upsetter is Loose Ball at 12-1, Devon A Thomas continues winning streak – double for trainer DaCosta in Caymanas Saturday 8th

Loose Ball (#8) ridden by Devon A Thomas just getting up to beat Silent Seeker (Javaniel Patterson) - (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Loose Ball (#8) ridden by Devon A Thomas just getting up to beat Silent Seeker (Javaniel Patterson) - (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Devon A Thomas atop Loose Ball – (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Journeyman jockey Devon A Thomas continued his recent streak of winning on outsiders when he fought hard to win on the Wayne DaCosta trained Loose Ball at odds of 12-1 in the Caymanas Saturday eighth which was run over 6 ½ furlongs.

Thomas waited in mid-pack as the lead switched around several horses before Rum With Me (Dane Dawkins) from an outside draw swooped to take over.

In the straight, Rum With Me faltered quickly as Silent Seeker (Javaniel Patterson) another from the DaCosta shed row gained the ascendency with Loose Ball the only horse in the race to win three races lifetime making his run against the inside rails.

Pushing and pushing with great determination as if his life depended on it, Thomas rallied Loose Ball who got up to nip stablemate Silent Seeker. Oneofakind (Dane Nelson) was third.

Loose Ball was the second winner on the day for DaCosta.

The winning time was 1:10.0.

RACE 8 REST STAKES (IMP3YO&UP)(NB3YO&4YO/NW4) 6-1/2FUR 3:35PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 8 Loose Ball Devon A Thomas 12-1 $658.00 $197.00
2 4 Silent Seeker Javaniel Patterson 13-1 $230.00
3 1 Oneofakind Dane Nelson 6-5 $77.00 $33
4 2 High Diplomacy Dick Cardenas 60-1
5 9 Alexa’s Lodge Omar Walker 6-1
TRAINER: Wayne DaCosta
Splits23.1 x 46.1 x 1.11.1- Time:1:19.0 – Margins: neck by 1 1/2 – 13 RAN
Ex:$11,706 T/Fecta:$21,879 Triple:$20,643
QU:$3,663 S/Fecta:c/o$121,809.46 Hi-5:c/o$11,506.07
D/E:$1,081 Pick-5:$64,755

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