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Also Correct a five-star banker

Published:Friday | September 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM
GENUINE FRIEND (Rayan Wilson) winning aboard 10-1 outsider GENUINE FRIEND in the fourth race at Caymanas Park last Saturday. Ian Allen/Photographer

Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer

With GIRL ON FIRE at 20-1 and 10-1 shots GENUINE FRIEND and POTCHEEN scoring notable upsets at Caymanas Park last Saturday, the Pick-9 not surprisingly eluded punters.

The first Super-6 was caught, however, but the opposite was true of the late Super-6, which offers a $1,125,871.50 carryover to the second Super-6 (race 5 to 10) tomorrow.

We look at the second Super-6 beginning in the fifth race over the straight to be contested by nine overnight allowance horses.

Included in the line-up is the bang in form CRUCIAL APPEAL, who has won four races so far this season. The 4-y-o gelding from the stables of Patrick 'Wacky' Lunch, led in fast splits (23.2, 45.4. 1:11.1) to the last furlong over 1,400 metres last Saturday when caught and beaten into third place by HOVER CRAFT and evens favourite FRANFIELD in a fast-run race.

Returning with a mere 50.0kg under top apprentice O'Brien White, CRUCIAL APPEAL, now well drawn on the outside and super fit, is tipped to go all the way. Horses such as FIERCEANDFABULOUS (fit) under leading jockey Dick Cardenas, EDISON and the American 3-y-o filly JANIBOUTICE (who beat a badly-drawn Crucial Appeal over this trip when they last met on August 2) should ensure the 4-y-o son of Crucial Trial is extended.

LAST WARRIOR, who is something of a specialist over the straight five course, is weighted to win the sixth race for $180,000 conditional claimers over the straight.

Trained by Albert Chong, LAST WARRIOR (Ruja Lahoe up), was not beaten far by PEGASUS as the 6-5 favourite over the course last time out on August 2 and prior to that finished a clear second to the out-of-class PRESCRIPTION over the distance on April 19. He faces some notable course horses in VIBES MASTER, EMERGENCE, ZANZIBAR, PATCH A FIRE and OUTRAM RIVER, hence he will have to put every foot right. But I take him to lead home VIBES MASTER and ZANZIBAR.


The Wayne DaCosta-trained CLASSY PROSPECT, now dropped in class from overnight to claiming $450,000, looks hard to oppose in the seventh race over 1820 metres as he is obviously a cut above his 11 opponents, especially with stable jockey Dick Cardenas taking the ride. The 7-y-o son of Saint Appeal out of the 1999 Derby winner Good Prospect, has most to fear from SIRMANDI with Nelson board.

The lightly-weighted GOLD RUSH, nicely drawn on the stands' side with O'Brien White aboard, looks the pick of the weights in the eighth race over the straight in which MINISTEROFJUSTICE and PRINCE KAYTON are twin dangers in a field of 12.

ALSO CORRECT, who just failed to catch the front running PRO SECO over 1,500 metres when apprentice ridden on August 30, represents a five-star banker in the ninth race over 1,400 metres with Cardenas riding for DaCosta. And PERFECT GOLD (Nelson up), who has been knocking loudly at the door in recent weeks, should win the closing straight five race for maidens ahead of the free running CLASSIC VOGUE with Omar Walker aboard.