KINGSTON, Jamaica – A fierce battle in the last furlong saw La La Diva holding on for dear life - eventually winning the fourth race on the 2019 Gold Cup racing programme by three-parts of a length.
Ridden by champion jockey Anthony Thomas and trained by an in-form Patrick Lynch, La La Diva scored after battling for the early lead with Best Advice in a Restricted Allowance IV event for four-year-olds and up - non-winners of three - run over 5 ½ furlongs.
In the straight, several horses were locked in combat but Thomas was strong in the saddle to get the job done on La La Diva at odds of 5-1.
Second at 2-1 was Dyna’s Pride (Christopher Mamdeen) with Nuclear Dan Dada third at odds of 12-1.
This was Lynch's third winner on the two-day Golden Weekend of racing which started yesterday (Friday, August 31).
|RACE 4 REST ALL 1V (NB4YO&UP/NW3)(IMP4YO&UP/NW2)(D11) 1,100M/5-1/2FUR 1:35 PM|
|1||4||Lala Diva||Anthony Thomas||5-1||$342||$136|
|2||8||Dyna's Pride||Christopher Mamdeen||2-1||$95|
|3||5||Nuclear Dan Dada||Ameth Robles||12-1||$159|
|4||7||She's Symbolic||Reyan Lewis||9-5|
|5||2||Lord Ashton||Aaron Chatrie||7-2|
|TRAINER: Patrick Lynch -|
|Splits:23.2 x 47.2 - Time: 1:09.0 - Margins: 3/4 x nk - 8 RAN|