KINGSTON, Jamaica – Top Gear gave trainer Errol Waugh a rare visit to the winners’ enclosure when he got the nod in front in a driving finish with Mansur Musur. That win for Top Gear ridden by Youville Pinnock was achieved in the Caymanas Monday fourth which was a five-year-old and upwards maiden condition call at 6 ½ furlongs.
Northern Ridge (Shane Richardson) shuffled off to the lead followed by King Livity (Oneil Mullings) and Mansur Musur with Top Gear racing well behind.
Northern Ridge had a slight lead when they entered the straight but King Livity took over with Mansur Musur doing the same quickly thereafter.
Top Gear, now well oiled, started to churn on the inside but when then switched to the inside rails and in a fierce battle got the better of Mansur Musur by a neck. Third was Stacyslady who suffer from a poor start.
|RACE 4 NB5YO&UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE 1300M/6-1/2FUR 2:30 PM|
|1||8||Top Gear||Youville Pinnock||1-2||$79||$52.50|
|2||2||Mansur Musur||Dane Nelson||2-1||$52.50|
|5||4||Northern Ridge||Shane Richardson||79-1|
|Trainer: Errol Waugh|
|LNS: #6 Savitar; #7 Little Red|
|Splits: 24.2 x 50.1 x 1:18.4 - Time: 1:27.1 - Margins: neck by 10 1/2 - 8 RAN|