Jockey Henry stars with three-timer
Former champion jockey Wesley 'Callaloo' Henry highlighted yesterday's 11-race programme at Caymanas Park with three winners, including the impressive CHACE THE GREAT, who equalled the stakes record in the fourth running of the O&S Tack Room Trophy over 1,300 metres.
His other winners were the even money favourite ADIOS AMIGOS for trainer Fitzroy Glispie in the sixth race for maiden three-year-olds and 1-2 favourite PHINEAS for trainer Andrew McDonald in the seventh over 1,400 metres for overnight allowance horses.
Henry failed in his bid for a four-timer when his final mount, MONEYNEVERSLEEP (9-2), was beaten into second place by evens favourite MARIA'S GLORY in the closing $180,000 claiming race.
The Dwight Chen-trained-Vincent Atkinson-owned-and- bred 3-y-o gelding CHACE THE GREAT followed up his easy victory over the round-five course with an even more impressive display Tack Room feature (restricted stakes), disposing of the early leader ZEPHYR approaching the home turn and sprinting clear to win by 21/2 lengths. The Greatness - Our Miss Ruth offspring covered the distance in a fast 1.18.1 to equal the stakes record.
CHACE THE GREAT, who, back in March led home the subsequent derby winner ORPHEUS in the Prince Consort Stakes (2000 Guineas Trial) over 1,400 metres, has come back a different animal after breaking down in the May 25 Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup, but according to Chen, "All is right with him once again judging from today's win. The sky's the limit, as he has the potential to make it to the top".
Meanwhile, the Richard Azan-trained filly MONEY MAGNET made an impressive debut as the 1-5 favourite to win the opening two-year-old maiden special for the Rhoel Rhoden Memorial Trophy over 1,100 metres by five lengths from 4-1 shot CHRISANLI in a field of six.
Installed a red hot 1-5 favourite with in-form apprentice Bebeto Harvey aboard, MONEY MAGNET disputed the lead with stable-companion TOUGH COOKIE before opening up leaving the 600-metre pole, winning in the fairly good time of 1:07.3.
On a day when Glispie saddled two winners, including FRANCIA'S PRIDE at 12-1 in the fifth race with female apprentice Mellisa Ward aboard, MONEY MAGNET was one of eight favourites to oblige.