KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Labour Day Trophy, an Overnight Allowance call for three-year-old and upwards horses rules the feature’s roof on tomorrow’s (May 25) nine-race card at Caymanas Park.
Let’s start this Quick Galloper’s race assessment by eliminating those among the starting 11 whose chances of winning are slim at best and non-existent at worse.
These include Salah, Extruder, and Casual Peach.
With those three eliminated from consideration, THE QUICK GALLOPER moves to the second tier.
Those horses in the second tier come in with an outsider’s chance of winning are Eagle One, El Profesor, Another Bullet, Universal Boss, Awesome Treasure, and Uncle Frank.
Eagle One was off the grid on May 17 but has won over this distance already. Eagle One comes from the bang-in-form stables of Jason DaCosta and should run well without winning. Eagle One must be part of any exotic wager.
El Profesor is one from which a good or bad effort can emerge. Which El Profesor will turn up only time will tell?
Another Bullet did his best running years ago and now at nine years old is finding it difficult to deal with the many perky youngsters around.
Universal Boss exits for a new barn and is yet to find himself but does possess enough back class to make an impact.
Awesome Treasure just made it to this grade and may need time to get accustomed to her new surroundings. Yet, this US-bred filly is on the improve and this Overnight might just be another stepping stone on her development path.
Having assessed the bottom layer and the in-between pool, THE QUICK GALLOPER is left with the top two Excessive Force and Double Crown.
Excessive Force recently tasted defeat at the hoofs of Superluminal at nine furlongs and 25 yards. On that occasion Excessive Force who is known to have difficulties making the turns raced wide throughout that contest thereby covering more real estate than required.
Now at seven furlongs, with only one major bend to navigate Excessive Force with a new rider in the saddle has a better chance of winning.
Double Crown left us in imperious form about four months ago and had been timely prepared for this race.
Double Crown packs a lot of class with his one disadvantage being the distance of seven furlongs which maybe a tad short for him.
The Labour Day Trophy is going to be one to watch with the racing evidence stacked in favour of Double Crown and Excessive Force.
THE QUICK GALLOPER’S choice is EXCESSIVE FORCE.