KINGSTON, Jamaica – The pounding of the horses’ hoofs could be heard when the gates from as far as the three furlong marker at Caymanas Park moments ago.
There was no shouting from the stands of punters supporting their horses or the “cussing” of jockeys. There was silence, as the first race ever to be run in Jamaica without spectators got underway with the 1-5 favourite Super Mal ridden by apprentice Matthew Bennett wining by 3 ½ lengths.
Second went to Royal Girl (Oneil Scott) with Buck Call (Chalrick Budhai) third.
|RACE 1 $180-150,000 OPTIONAL CLAIMING (5YOS&UP) 800METRES/4FUR ST 12:20 PM|
|1||9||Super Mal||Mathew Bennett||1-5||$68||$56.00|
|2||4||Royal Girl||Oneil Scott||7-2||$62.00|
|3||1||Buck Call||Chalrick Budhai||65-1||$415.00|
|4||7||Traditional Storm||Richard Henry||7-1|
|5||10||Lola Grey||Samantha Fletcher||12-1|
|TRAINER: Steven Todd|
|LNS: #2 Lady Carmen|
|Splits:23.3 – Time:49.2 – Margins:3 1/2 x 1 3/4 – 10 RAN|