KINGSTON, Jamaica – Currently in second place behind colleague apprentice Christopher Mamdeen in the race for the jockeys’ crown, Reyan Lewis stepped up to win the third race on Mirabilis – a 9-5 betting option.
Lewis kept the Johnny Wilmot trained Mirabilis from off the pace in the Optional Claiming event (#$450,000 - $400,000) event as Ballon d’Or set the early fraction in the nine furlongs and 25 yards offering.
Leaving the three-furlong marker, Lewis pushed through Mirabilis to challenge Ballon d’Or with both entering the straight side by side.
After a brief tussle, Mirabilis and Lewis pulled away to score by 1 ¼ lengths. Ballon d’Or was second and Blood Song third.
|RACE 3 OPT CLM $450-400,000 (3YOUP)(NB5YO&UP/NW3) 1,820M/9&25 YRDS 2:00 PM|
|2||7||Ballon d'Or||Kiaman McGregor||6-5||$51|
|3||4||Blood Song||Daniel Thompson||2-1||$51|
|4||8||Colt of Arms||Tevin Foster||15-1|
|5||6||Holy Light||Javaniel Patterson||15-1|
|TRAINER: Johnny Wilmot|
|Splits: 24.2 x 53.2 x 1:18.3 x 1:45.2 - Time: 2:01.2 - Margins: 1 1/4 x 3/4 - 8 RAN|