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Triple for owner, trainer, jockey team at Caymanas Park

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The jockey, trainer and owner combination of Shane Ellis, Neive Graham and O'Shaun Connection (O'Neil Hinds) teamed up to win the first three races at Caymanas Park yesterday, the horses in question winning very easily as short-priced favourites.

In the opening race over 1200 metres for maiden three-year-olds, Ellis had an arm-chair ride aboard the howling 1-9 favourite, PROLIFIC PRINCESS (made all), in winning by 101/2 lengths.

Ellis came back to boot

home another 1-9 favourite, FRANKENSTORM, in the second race and completed the rout with 1-5 favourite HOLOGRAM SHADOW in the third.

closest rival

Ellis (53 winners) thus regained the lead from closest rival Robert Halledeen (52 wins) in the three-man race for the jockeys' championship, followed by Omar Walker on 49.

For trainer Graham, this was his first triple.

"I am really elated to have achieved the feat, especially in that the winners came one behind the other in the first three races on the card.

"I saddled three winners once before, but one horse was disqualified," he recalled. "With the help of O'Shaun, I am looking forward to impact on the last four months of the season."

Meanwhile, 3-5 favourite, ROYAL GIRL, ridden by in-form Wesley Henry for owner/trainer Patrick Chang, came through in mid-stretch to win the Henry George Harrison Sr. Memorial Cup over 1300 metres.