KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Labour Day Trophy got things underway at Caymanas Park moments ago and it was an upsetting beginning for punters especially those who banked 1-9 favourite Custer in their exotic wagers.
Custer (Christopher Mamdeen) was a no show as the 6-1 chance Armageddon turned out to be an easy winner of the five furlong straight three-year-old non-winners of four and $850,000 - $800,000 claiming event.
The win by Armageddon gave one-time top-notch apprentice – now jockey Odeen Edwards his first winner for the year. Armageddon who is trained by Rowan Mathie recorded a time of 1:00.0.
To make matters worse for holiday punters, second went to the longest shot on the board, Night Light at 25-1 with Talented Tony K at 4-1 third. Custer was fourth.
Little wonder the Exacta paid $3,765.
|RACE 1 $850-800,000 CLAIM (3YOS&UP) 1000MS/5FS NOON|
|2||4||Night Light||Phillip Parchment||25-1|
|3||5||Talented Tony K||Reyan Lewis||4-1|
|5||3||Mr Pantheon||Raddesh Roman|
|TRAINER: Rowan Mathie|
|Splits: 22.3 x 46.0 - Time: 1:00.0 - Margins - 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 - 6 RAN|