The Gold Cup always thought of as the major handicap race in the country has gained added significance with the provisional entries of She’s A Maneater and Stranger Danger.
The 46th running of the Gold Cup is scheduled for competition on Saturday, August 31, and carries a purse of $1 million. The race is run over seven furlongs (1,400 metres).
She’s A Maneater as to be expected enters this race with top weight of 57.0 kgs while the handicappers have burdened Stranger Danger with 54.0 kgs for his first attempt in the top class. Interestingly, both Stranger Danger and She’s A Maneater are trained by champion Wayne DaCosta.
Apart for these two, this year’s Gold Cup has nine other starters including the tough and resilient Another Bullet from the camp of in-form trainer Patrick Lynch.
Leading trainer Anthony Nunes has provisionally entered two horses, Houdini’s Magic and this year’s 1000 Guineas winner, I Am Di One. I Am Di One is the only three-year-old entered.
Note should be taken that the minimum weight allotted for races in Jamaica is 50.0 kgs.
HORSES WGT TRAINERS
She’s A Maneater 57.0 kgs Wayne DaCosta
Stranger Danger 54.0 kgs Wayne DaCosta
Another Bullet (49.0) 50.0 kgs Patrick Lynch
Superluminal (47.0) 50.0 kgs Ian Persard
Houdini’s Magic (49.0) 50.0 kgs Anthony Nunes
Uncle Frank (43.0) 50.0 kgs Wayne DaCosta
Money Magnet (41.0) 50.0 kgs Richard Azan
Hover Craft (37.0) 50.0 kgs Wayne DaCosta
I Am Di One (33.0) 50.0 kgs Anthony Nunes
Saratoga Sight (33.0) 50.0 kgs Gary Subratie
Uncle Vinnie (32.0) 50.0 kgs Gary Subratie