Supertronics a St Leger day banker
With the season's final classic, the 90th running of the ISP Finance Limited Jamaica St Leger over 2000 metres, highlighting tomorrow's race meet at Caymanas Park, the horses have come out in their numbers to form a 13-race programme starting at 11:05 a.m.
Thanks to the contribution of title sponsors, the Pick-9 from race five to 13 has been elevated and will offer a minimum payout of $4 million. And if that wasn't enough, both Super-6s will start at a higher guaranteed minimum of $1.5 million on the day, doubling the old minimum.
The first Super-6 will be conducted from race two to seven; the late Super-6 from race eight to 13.
We look at the first Super-6, which gets under way with the ISP Public Sector Retro Trophy race for conditional maiden three-year-olds to be contested by 11 starters over 1100 metres.
Although the race has an open look about it, the Philip Feanny-trained BOLD SYMPHONY, with Oneil Mullings aboard, has worked so well in preparation for the race, galloping five furlongs, in 1:01.1 by 34.4 for the first three furlongs that the lightly raced son of Image Maker offspring should win from PRINCE KAMALI and JASON'S GOLD.
Next on the programme is the ISP Payday Advance Trophy race over 1200 metres for overnight allowance horses in which ACTION MAN, FORCE DE JOUR, hat-trick seeker GARY GLITTER, and the Anthony Nunes-trained filly BERRANCA are top contenders in a field of eight.
None enjoys winning races more than FORCE DE JOUR, and despite his sixth place finish to HOLOGRAM SHADOW in a fast-run 1300 metre race on June 25, chased the winner relentlessly to the last furlong before weakening. BERRANCA finished a close, second in that race, and back in action with a mere 47.0kg for the services of promising 3.0kg claiming apprentice Dane Dawkins, should go one better with only 48.5kg.
Race four for the Quick Pay Trophy, the third in the first Super-6 , should see KAMALI STAR, TOP EAGLE, HEY CHAMP, and SUPREME MAGIC vying for top honours over 1100 metres in a field of 12 maiden three-year-olds.
The Patrick Lynch-trained KAMALI STAR has run some decent races, and with connections going for leading jockey Omar Walker, the hint should be taken. Walker should be wary, however, of both TOP EAGLE, with Ruja Lahoe and Shane Ellis' mount HEY CHAMP in a race where multiple choices are recommended.
SUPERTRONICS, to be ridden by Walker for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, advertised his well-being when finishing a close second to stable-companion MR. AMBASSADOR in a fast-run 1500 metre race recently and should go one better in the fifth race over 1400 metres for the ISP Best Dressed Trophy.
The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by PIANO MAN with apprentice Linton Steadman, and LEGAL ARENA, with apprentice Anthony Thomas riding for trainer Steven Todd.
FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES
(2) BOLD SYMPHONY/
(3) BERRANCA/FORCE DE JOUR
(4) KAMALI STAR/HEY CHAMP
(6) PIANO MAN/RHEA GOT TALENT
(7) LEGAL ARENA/KING WITHIN