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Seeking My Dream rules again

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke
SEEKING MY DREAM (Omar Walker up) powering to victory in the Prime Minister's Stakes over 2000 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. The four-year-old colt, owned by Member of Parliament Derrick Smith and trained by Wayne DaCosta, clocked 2:06.4.

The reigning Horse of the Year, SEEKING MY DREAM, completed a hat-trick of wins at Caymanas Park yesterday, running on strongly a furlong out to win the 53rd staging of the Prime Minister's Stakes grade one feature over 2,000 metres.

The race was watched by a large holiday crowd, including Finance Minister Audley Shaw, who presented the Prime Minister's Trophy to his parliamentary colleague, Derrick Smith, owner of SEEKING MY DREAM.

Installed a howling 2-5 favourite, with four-time champion jockey Omar Walker riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, SEEKING MY DREAM, who was never far off the pace under top weight of 57kg, went by the leaders LONG RUNNING TRAIN (7-2) and PERFECT NEIGHBOUR (5-2) in mid-stretch to beat the latter by 11/4 lengths in a field of six.

The 4-y-o chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 Horse of the Year Alsafra duly completed a hat-trick following impressive wins in the Legal Light Trophy and Eros Trophy in recent months.

Apprentice Roshane Johnson notched the first win of his career aboard 4-5 favourite MR GRAND NATIONAL in the fourth race, the 21-y-o becoming the last of the 17 apprentices who graduated from the Jockeys' School last September to ride a winner.