Natalie Berger opens Caymanas Wednesday (April 7) on 7-2 Royal Aviator

A smiling Natalie Berger in the saddle with her winner Royal Aviator - (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
A smiling Natalie Berger in the saddle with her winner Royal Aviator - (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Royal Aviator - Natalie Berger (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

RACE 1 – Three-year-olds and upwards Claiming $250,000 -$200,000

RACE DISTANCE - 7 furlongs

SPLITS: 24.2 x 48.2 x 1:15.3     FINAL TIME: 1:31.0

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Caymanas Wednesday (April 7) card got underway to a cosy start for form players as 7-2 choice Royal Aviator duly obliged.

It was a mad rush for the lead when the starter pressed his button but after a furlong, Royal Aviator on the rails ridden by Natalie Berger and Bay Commander (Javaniel Patterson) took over with the former just slightly in front.

Patterson and Bay Commander made their move rounding the final bend and the duo entered the straight with the advantage.

Then in a ding dong tussle, Berger summoned her strength to get Royal Aviator going and the six-year-old bay gelding trained by Nicholas Smith responded by pulling away in the final half a furlong to win by 3 ¼ lengths.

Bay Commander was second and Synchronize third.

The 4-5 favourite Burlin running pale throughout ditched ride Dane Nelson in the straight after breaking down and was eventually euthanised.

RACE 1 3YO&UP CLAIMING ($250,000-$200,000) 1400M/7FUR 11:40 AM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 5 Royal Aviator Natalie Berger 7-2 $238 $87.00
2 8 Bay Commander Javaniel Patterson 7-5 $80.00
3 10 Synchronize Samantha Fletcher 99-1 $512.00
4 3 Colt of Arms Shane Richardson 99-1
5 1 Fearless Treblav Romario Spencer 5-1
TRAINER: Nicholas Smith
LNS: #6 Batidor de Mundo #7 Explosive Charge
Splits: 24.2 x 48.2 x 1:15.3 - Time: 1:31.0 - Margins: 3 1/4 x 10 1/4 - 8 RAN
Ex:$1,001 T/Fecta:$17,106 Hi-5:c/o$76,169.60
Qu:$493 S/Fecta:$ 113,016
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One Response

  1. These set of horses should be retired from racing.It is inhumane to continue making them compete. One racing person always say the one feeling the less pain on the day will win.

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