Trainer Leroy Tomlinson wins first two races of 2021 – as Miss Hazel gets home in New Year’s Day second

Trainer Leroy Tomlinson winner of the first two races in 2021. (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Trainer Leroy Tomlinson winner of the first two races in 2021. (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Miss hazel – Reyan Lewis) (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

RACE TYPE: Five-year-old and upwards Restricted Allowance – non-winners of two

DISTANCE: 7 furlongs  

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  It is turning out to be a truly happy 2021 for trainer Leroy Tomlinson after he won the first two races on the New Year’s Day programme currently taking place at Caymanas Park. Tomlinson took the first with Portion and the second just moments ago with Miss Hazel.

Jockey Reyan Lewis atop Miss Hazel waited as Don Almighty (Aaron Chatrie) blazed the early trail. Don Almighty opened up while navigating the half mile turn as Miss Hazel started to move closer.

Entering the straight for the last two furlongs, Don Almighty was still in front but his lead was whittling down as Miss Hazel got into top gear.

Miss Hazel went by comfortably to win by 4 ½ lengths over Thunderstrike and Sweet Surprise.

This was Miss Hazel second win from 18 starts.

RACE 2 NB5YO&UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (NW2) 1400/7FUR 12:15 PM
Pos. No.
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 4 Miss Hazel Reyan Lewis 1-1 $107 $52.50
2 2 Thunderstrike Anthony Thomas 9-5 $56.00
3 3 Sweet Surprise Devon A Thomas 7-1 $65.00
4 9 Don Almighty Aaron Chatrie 3-1
5 5 Vampire Rejection Ramario Spencer 15-1
TRAINER: Leroy Tomlinson
Splits: 23.3 x 47.2 x 1:13.0 – Time: 1:29.0 – Margins: 4 1/2 x neck – 9 RAN
EX:$324 T/Fecta:$221 Hi-5:$943
D/E:$236 S/Fecta:$518

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