Zi Beast romp continues trail of odds-on favourites in Caymanas Saturday fourth

Trainer Ryan Darby
Trainer Ryan Darby

RACE – Five-year-old and upwards Claiming $180,000 –  $200,000  

DISTANCE – four furlongs

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Zi Beast at odds of 1-2 continued the early trend of obliging favourites thus far on the Caymanas Saturday (December 12) programme.

Trained by the in-form Ryan Darby and ridden by apprentice Roger Hewitt, it was never a race from the off as Zi Beast took control early in the middle of track and blew away from rivals to win by 5 ½ lengths.

Second by the post Willowdene (Sadiki Blake) was disqualified and placed behind fourth placed Special Prosecutor (Shane Richardson).

The finals placings read first – Zi Beast; second Smokescreen – Aaron Chatie and third Special Prosecutor.

Zi Beast was winning for the fifth time from 27 career starts, while Darby secured his 25th winner of the year. For apprentice Hewitt it was his eighth.

RACE 4 5YO&UP CLAIMING ($180K-$150K) 800M/4FUR 12:55 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 10 Zi Beast Roger Hewitt 1-2 $76 $57.00
2 7 Smokescreen Aaron Chatrie 11-1 $128.00
3 4 Special Prosecutor Shane Richardson 2-1 $72.00 `
4 1 Willodeen Sadiki Blake 17-1
5 13 Pandora’s Box Samantha Fletcher 16-1
Trainer: Ryan Darby
Willowdene disqualified from second and place fourth
Splits: 23.1 – Time: 47.3 – Margins: 5 1/2 by 1 1/4- 13 RAN
EX:$649 T/Fecta:$383 Triple:$579
Qu:$492 S/Fecta:$2,321 Hi-5:$4,486


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