Favourites continue to dominate as Night Light shines brightly to take Caymanas Saturday (Jan 23) third

Night Light - Javaniel Patterson
Night Light - Javaniel Patterson

RACE TYPE: Three-year-olds and upwards Claiming ($550,000 – $500,000)

RACE DISTANCE: 7 furlongs

KINGSTON, Jamaica – This race was billed as a straight battle between Night Light (Javaniel Patterson) and Reigning King (Anthony Thomas) and so it turned out.

From the off-Reigning King set the very early fractions but was quickly passed by Night Light. Thereafter the two tussled for the advantage with none giving any quarter.

It was the same in the stretch drive, but Night Light put away from his main rival with 1 1/2 furlong to go and won by 4 ½ lengths. Third way behind was Killer Bee (Chris Mamdeen).

Night Light trained by Ryan Darby was winning his second consecutive race. As expected, Night Light was claimed from the race by trainer Joseph Thomas.

RACE 3 3YO&UP CLAIMING ($550,000-$500,000) 1400M/7FUR 12:50 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 3 Night Light Javaniel Patterson 1-2 $78 $52.50
2 6 Reigning King Anthony Thomas 7-5 $52.50
3 1 Killer Bee Christopher Mamdeen 5-1 $52.50
4 4 Coralando Robert Halledeen 9-2
5 2 Prince Dominick Oshane Nugent 60-1
Trainer: Ryan Darby
LNS: #7 Awesome Aviator (unruly behaviour)
Splits: 24.2 x 47.4 x 1:12.4 – Time: 1:28.0 – Margins: 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 – 7 RAN
Ex:$247 T/Fecta:$61 Triple:$296
D/E:$201 S/Fecta:$159 D/E:1-7$174
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