KINGSTON, Jamaica – US bred Eroy after six tries found a path to the winners’ enclosure in the first of eight races on the mid-week card at Caymanas Park.
Judiciously ridden by rising apprentice Anthony Allen and trained by Richard Azan, Eroy won a Restricted Allowance event contested at a distance of nine furlongs and 25 yards.
Starting as a 5-2 betting option, Eroy was not the best away when the gates opened but picked up ground down the backstretch as Olde Wharf (Conrod Ellis – 11-1) and My Time Now (Omar Walker – 13-1) vied for the lead.
Bennett got Elroy going leading the five-furlong marker – taking over the lead from then, after which the race was wrapped up.
Tomohawk (Kiaman McGregor) the bulging 1-9 favourite was never in the race, but came on to finish second with My Time Now in the third spot.
The winning time running into a strong headwind was a slow 2:00.3.
|RACE 1 RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE (3YOS&UPWARDS) 1820MS/9F&25YARDS 1:30 PM|
|3||3||My Time Now||Omar Walker||13-1|
|4||2||Olde Wharf||Conrod Ellis||11-1|
|TRAINER: Richard Azan|
|LNS: #1 Better Best|
|Splits: 28.3 x 52.3 x 1:17.0 x 1:43.4 – Time: 2:00.3 – Margins: 4 x 9 1/2 – 6 RAN|