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Bank on DaCosta's Miss Fiesty

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 8:00 AM
MISS FIESTY with Omar Walker aboard.

TOMORROW'S ninth annual Seek Exercise Book raceday at Caymanas Park offers 11 races, beginning with the Seek Pack Plaque over the round five course for overnight allowance horses.

Right off the bat, the programme offers a banker in TRADITIONAL PRINCE, who was an unlucky loser to SIR BUDGET and the subsequently disqualified SHINING LIGHT in a blanket finish over 1,100 metres on August 6, having suffered interference in the straight.

TRADITIONAL PRINCE was stepping down from open allowance company that day and obviously has the beating of overnight allowance horses even a the advanced age of eight-years-old. With Jevanne Erwin riding for trainer Patrick Lynch, the son of Traditional gets the nod over ACTION MAN in a six-strong field.

The second race for the Seek 70 Sheet Plaque over 1,500 metres should be won by COMMANDING AVIATOR, who caught the eye when finishing second to COMPUTERIZE over 1,820 metres recently. With in-form jockey Aaron Chatrie replacing Richie Reid aboard COMMANDING AVIATOR, the 4-y-o colt from the stables of Michael McIntosh, who took a double on Wednesday, gets the nod over SWEET DIMENSION and ARIZONA GOLD in a field of eight.

Having won two of his last three races, the improving three-year-ldo colt COPPERFIELD with champion apprentice Linton Steadman riding for trainer Anthony Nunes, should catch the fleet-footed mares AUNT HILDA and ETERNAL JOY (a recent winner now up in class) in the third race over the round five course, this for the Seek Double Line Trophy. By Fearless Vision OUT OF Pik A Trix, COPPERFIELD will not find the trip too sharp and should assert his authority in the closing stages for another victory.

Race number four for the Seek Employees Trophy over 1,200 metres should provide the lightly raced VIJEETA with apprentice Hakeem Pottinger with a victory in this her first race in 11 months. Despite the long absence, VIJEETA has trained really well for this re-entry and should win from MAN IN BLUE and KING WITHIN in a field of 11.

The last two races in the first super-6 should be won by the unbeaten filly MISS FIESTY (working impressively) with leading jockey Omar Walker riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, and PIANO MAN (Steadman up) to go one better in the sixth for maiden three-year-olds over a mile. Their respective dangers are SOY EL SENOR and BAY COMMANDER.

FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES

(1) TRADITIONAL PRINCE

(2) COMMANDING AVIATOR

(3) COPPERFIELD/

AUNT HILDA

(4) VIJEETA/MAN IN BLUE

(5) MISS FIESTY/

SOY EL SENOR

(6) PIANO MAN/

BAY COMMANDER