KINGSTON, Jamaica – A stubborn Subbie with Bebeto Harvey having the reins in his hands for trainer Nicholas Smith got up to win the Caymanas Monday fourth at odds of 8-1.
Subbie, at seven years was winning his 10th race from 67 starts. The event was an Optional Claimer ($550,000 - $500,000) for three-year-old and upwards travelling nine furlongs and 25 yards.
From the off, it was Black River (Jemar Jackson) who who took the horses into the Clubhouse turn. Down the backstretch Mirabilis (Richard Reid) took over with 4-5 favourite Alhamdulilah (Shane Ellis) lurking in second. Subbie at this time was fifth waiting to make his run.
Then leaving the four, Ellis pushed through Alhamdulilah as Harvey got closer on Subbie.
Alhamdulilah with a furlong and a half to go looked the likely winner leading by about a length and half but Subbie was determined and defiant and although veering off to mid-track was able to put his nose ion front where it mattered most – the winning post.
Latapy (Dane Nelson) was third.
The inform trainer Smith was earning for the fifth time this year.
After the win by Subbie, there were only nine winning tickets left in the Reggae-6 with two races to go.
|RACE 4 3YO&UP OPTIONAL CLAIMING ($550,000-$500,000) 1820M/9FUR & 25YARDS) 2:00 PM|
|4||6||Biblical Legend||Andre Powell||28-1|
|LNS: #2 A Seh Soul, #9 Milkman|
|Splits: 27.0 x 53.1 x 1:20.1 x 1:47.1 - Time: 2:02.4 - Margins: Nose by 6 - 6 RAN|