Omar Walker completes double on Key Witness at 16-1

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Jockey Omar Walker

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  It is not often that six-time champion jockey rides a winner at long odds of 16-1.

Yet “Hot Walker” as Walker is popularly known did just that in the ninth race aboard the Leroy Tomlinson trained Key Witness.

Walker and Key Witness won an Optional Claimer ($550,000 – $500,000) going a distance of 6 ½ furlongs.

Key Witness was not with the early leaders as Contractor (Dane Nelson) took the horses into the straight with Pakman (Youville Pinnock) looming on the outside.

Pakman took over with half-a-furlong to go but Walker brought Key Witness with a telling run on the inside rails to win by a short head.

Pakman was second with Eddie’s Princess third.

Key Witness was Walker’s second on the day.

RACE 9 $550-500,000 OPT CLAIMING (5YOS&UP) 1300M/6 1/2FUR 4:20 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 13 Key Witness Omar Walker 16-1 $857 $192
2 10 Pakman Youville Pinnock 2-1 $108
3 8 Eddie’s Princess Oneil Mullings 65-1 $618.00
4 3 Killer Bee Anthony Thomas 4-1
5 5 Contractor Dane Nelson 4-5
TRAINER: Leroy Tomlinson
LNS: #9 Meet Justin #11 Ah Seh Soup
Splits: 23.3 x 47.1 x 1:13.3 – Time: 1:21.2 – Margins: sh x 1 1/2 – 12 RAN
Ex:$5,101 T/Fecta:$14,516 Triple:$46,168
Q:$1,337 S/Fecta:c/o$89,729.25 Hi-5:$66,246
D/E:$8,418