RACE ONE – Seven-year-old gelding earned his seventh career win from 54 starts. It was the first win for trainer Junior Panton from ten saddling efforts. It was a first win on the day for jockey Chris Mamdeen.
RACE TWO – Lala Diva took her career earnings to $5 million with a close win. Mamdeen completed his double while the forward movement of young trainer Nicholas Smith continued. Smith has now saddled nine winners in 2022, from 59 saddling opportunities.
RACE THREE – This was not a contest; instead, it was a procession as Breaking Storm dropping significantly down the claiming ladder crushed rivals by 10 ½ lengths. Breaking Storm gave trainer Jason DaCosta his fourth win over the weekend and the third for jockey Anthony Thomas also over the weekend period.
RACE FOUR – Although not attached to a particular stable six-time jockey champion Omar Walker seems to keep himself buoyant by finding winners across the board. Walker scored his 23rd win this season aboard the Lorenzo Robinson, owned, trained, and bred Sniper Man.
RACE FIVE – The rain pelted down before the start of this race, causing the officials to delay the start. A different kind of rain poured in torrents, as suddenly it started to rain horses winning at long odds. Starting the gruelling ordeal for punters was Awesome Choice, a winner at odds of 41-1.
RACE SIX – Then came an even longer odds winner, Tocatbetheglory at 55-1, who visibly enjoyed the now sloppy underfoot conditions. The ‘Cat’ train of trainer Carl Anderson continued unabated as this was his 12 success this season.
RACE SEVEN – Calculus, dropping into Overnight had a light workload and duly delivered.
RACE EIGHT – After Calculus checked the avalanche of outsiders, the doors were flung open by champion trainer Anthony Nunes. Nunes started what turned out to be his triple on the day with Howilookin (Tevin Foster) at odds of 37-1. This event ended in an exacta finish as another Nunes trainee Wowza finished second.
RACE NINE – The continuation of the Nunes onslaught found expression with El Cid, again with Tevin Foster in the saddle at odds of 11-1.
RACE TEN – The Nunes triple, and five wins over the weekend of racing closed with a dance, Jungle Boogie (Carlos Blake) at odds of 8-1. With those three wins, Nunes has significantly cut the lead held by Jason DaCosta in the trainers’ championship to under $5 million.