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Runaway win for Mom's Student

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 7:00 AMOrville Clarke

The 2015 Oaks winner, MOM'S STUDENT, duly completed a hat-trick of wins at Caymanas Park yesterday, thanks to another bold front running display in the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance race over 1,820 metres.

Fresh from her runaway win over 1,800 metres in the Valbert Marlowe Memorial Cup on June 11, MOM'S STUDENT, with 3.0kg claiming apprentice Hakeem Pottinger, again riding for trainer Fitzroy Glispie, was early in the lead. Although chased relentlessly by ANOTHER BULLET (7-1), approaching the final bend, she kept on strongly when the 1-2 favourite, ALL CORRECT, came a calling early in the straight to beat him by three lengths in a field of eight.

Owned and bred by Clinton Rhoden, the 4-y-o chestnut filly by Region of Merit out of The Principal, has now won five races from 19 starts and $4.4 million in stakes.

The eight-race programme provided a double for leading jockey Omar Walker, who was aboard 2-5 favourite PROLIFIC PRINCESS in the first race and MISTY at 5-2 in the fourth.

Former champion jockey Wesley Henry came back from a short stint in Florida to win aboard his only ride on the card, THE PROMISE LAND, at 5-1 for trainer Christopher Pierre in the seventh race over 1,500m, the 3-y-o colt getting up in the nick of time to beat 3-5 favourite BABY P and DUSSELDORF (10-1) in a driving finish.

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

Meanwhile, a number of international sports journalists covering the National Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium were guests of promoters Caymanas Track Limited in the Director's Room at the track yesterday.

Spokesman for the group of six, Ron Lewis, the athletics and boxing correspondent for the London Times, described himself as an avid racing fan, disclosing that Caymanas Park was, in fact, the 104th racetrack he has visited across the globe.