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Bank on Turbo Machine Cat

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 11:30 PMOrville Clarke


Gleaner Writer

Tomorrow’s 10-race programme at Caymanas Park will feature the Post To Post sponsored 1000 Guineas over a mile to be contested by 14 native bred three-year-old fillies.
Meanwhile, the million-dollar, Pick-9 was caught by a lucky punter at the March 29 Sunday meet and starts anew tomorrow with the guaranteed minimum of $1 million from race two to 10.
Both super-6s were caught on Sunday and offer the guaranteed minimums of $750,000 The first Super-6 will embrace race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.
We look at first Super-6 which commences with a one mile race for $180,000 claiming horses (four-year-olds and up) to be contested by six starters. The David Powell-trained PRIESTKING under leading jockey Omar Walker will more likely start favourite and by virtue of his consistency in recent races, looks the one to beat.
The six-year-old gelding by War Marshall out of Diana’s Hope beat all barring CUTTER over 1820 metres on March 21 and despite the good claims of SUPEM AGO HAPPEN, now pretty light with 49.0kg by virtue of apprentice Omar Simpson’s 3.0kg claiming allowance, will not be easily denied in this small field.
SAFE PASSAGE, with champion jockey Dane Nelson now taking the ride, should lead home his seven opponents in the second race for $180,000 claimers over the round five course.
SAFE PASSAGE caught the eye when a fast finishing second to out-of-class FRANKENSTORM over this trip on March 7. He ran on well, after the winner had flown, to beat INSANE BOLT for second and with less to do in present company, the Andrew McDonald trained six-year-old gelding is preferred to GET DEM GIRL with Jevanne Erwin up.
    PRINCE O’SHAUN, who was an unlucky loser in a tight photo finish to St. BERNARD over 1300 metres on February 25, should rebound over the shorter distance of 1200 metres in the third race (claiming $350,000 - $300,000), despite the presence of  his old rival with Omar Walker again in the saddle.
PRINCE O’SHAUN, the mount of visiting Canada-based champion jockey Patrick Husbands, should be seen to better advantage over the shorter distance and to my mind, has most to fear from, not ST. BERNARD, but hat-trick seeker FRANKENSTORM with Nelson aboard in a field of nine.
.TURBO MACHINE CAT, who was narrowly beaten by STAR OF DAVID over the straight as the howling favourite on March 11, represents a banker selection in the fourth race for maiden three-year-olds again over the straight.
Owned, trained and bred by Carl Anderson, TURBO MACHINE CAT faces weak opposition and even from the unfavourable number one post position, should prove too good for KING WITHIN in a field of 11.
The last two races in the first Super-6  should be won by ZACKONTHEATTACK and TEISHA’S DREAM. Their respective dangers are NEW KINGSTON in the fifth over the straight five course and GEORGIAMYLOVE in the sixth for maiden four-year-old and up fillies and mares  over 1100 metres.