Robert Halledeen tunes up for Guineas with Tequila Blue in Caymanas seventh

Trainer Gary Subratie leads in Tequila Blue. The jockey is Robert Halledeen)
Trainer Gary Subratie leads in Tequila Blue. The jockey is Robert Halledeen)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jockey Robert Halledeen gave himself the perfect booster shot for his efforts in both the 1000 and 2000 Guineas with a well-judged victory on Tequila Blue in the Caymanas Saturday seventh.

Halledeen riding for trainer Gary Subratie piloted Tequila Blue to victory in a three-year-old maiden condition race travelling 5 ½ furlongs. Halledeen rides Sure Curlin in the 1000 and Nuclear Noon in the 2000.

When the gates opened a fight for the lead emerged involving Rocket Lily (Shane Ellis 3-5) and Let’s Get It On (Dane Nelson - 12-1). Halledeen settled Tequila Blue in third.

Turning for home, both Roget Lily and Let’s Get It On both went wide leaving a clear passage for Tequila Blue and Halledeen on the inside.

In the final furlong and a half, Tequila Blue pulled away to win by 2 1/4 lengths.

Turnonthelight came through to finish second at odds of 70-1, with Rocket Lily third.

RACE 7 NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE - FILLIES 1100M/5-1/2FUR 3:30 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 4 Tequila Blue Robert Halledeen 6-1 $351.00 $89.00
2 14 Turnonthelight Oshane Nugent 70-1 $404.00
3 7 Rocket Lily Shane Ellis 3-5 $68.00
4 5 Letters in Gold Tevin Foster 14-1
5 2 Chiney Music Dane Dawkins 5-1
Trainer: Gary Subratie
Splits: 23.3 x 47.4 - Time:1:09.1 - Margins: 2 1/4 by 3 1/2 - 14 RAN
Ex:$51,620 T/Fecta:$10,379 Triple:$6,262
Qu:$24,364 S/Fecta:$43,863 Hi-5:$806,427 `
D/E:$7,353
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