KINGSTON, Jamaica – Ricky Ricardo made his way to Overnight Allowance after a good win in a Restricted Allowance offering for four-year-olds and upwards – non-winners of four – competed for over seven furlongs.
Ridden by apprentice Raddesh Roman, Ricky Ricardo was surprisingly early as Graydon (Shane Ellis – 2-1) and Key Witness (Christopher Mamdeen - 31-1) set the early splits with the 8-5 chance Royal Aviator slowly out of the gates.
Atlantic Blue (Kiaman McGregor) was following the leaders closely and made his move with two and a half furlongs to go. It the straight it was Atlantic Blue with Ricky Ricardo winding up on the outside. A fierce battle ensured with Ricky Ricardo pulling away from Atlantic Blue to win by just over a length.
As the race ended, the stewards put up the inquiry sign as McGregor had to take a tug on Atlantic Blue but the stewards quickly announced that there would be no change to the order of finish.
Atlantic Blue was second with Key Witness third.
|RACE 5 REST ALLOWANCE 111 (NB4Y0/NW4) (IMP4YO&UP/NW3) 1,400M/7FUR 2:55 PM|
|1||4||Ricky Ricardo||Raddesh Roman||5-2||$179||-|
|2||5||Atlantic Blue||Kiaman McGregor||6-5|
|3||2||Key Witness||Christopher Mamdeen||31-1|
|4||3||Royal Aviator||Omar Walker||8-5|
|TRAINER: Wayne DaCosta|
|Splits: 23.4 x 46.4 x 1:13.3 Time: 1:27.4 - Margins: 1-3/4 x 2-1/4 - 6 RAN|