KINGSTON, Jamaica – In a race he was expected to win neck and crop, Drummer Boy ridden by Omar Walker obliged in the first race as the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park got underway a short while ago, but he had to work harder that originally planned.
Drummer Boy won the optional claiming, non-winners of four (three-year-olds) beating Urban Principal and Reigning King as the 1-9 odds on favourite.
Drummer Boy clocked a slow 1:26.3 for the distance of the race, seven furlongs.
The win by Drummer Boy gave a timely boost to champion trainer Wayne DaCosta who has been having difficulties finding the winners’ enclosure this season.
|1||8||Drummer Boy||Omar Walker||1-9||$60.00||$53|
|2||3||Urban Principal||Shane Eliis||14-1||$75.00|
|3||7||Reigning King||Dane Nelson||6-1||$62|
|4||6||Soy El Senor||Raddesh Roman||4-1|
|TRAINER: Wayne DaCosta|
|Splits: 23.4 x 46.3 x 1:11.4 Time: 1:26.3 Margins: 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 - 8 RAN|