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Diligent has all the answers

Published:Friday | September 16, 2016 | 9:00 AMOrville Clarke
DELIGHTFUL BRENDA (right), with apprentice Hackeem Pottinger aboard, gets up in time to clip DILIGENT (Ameth Robles) by a head on August 8. DILIGENT is tipped to get off the mark tomorrow.
POLLY B (Hackeem Pottinger up) powering to victory in the ninth race at Caymanas Park last Saturday.
PINELOPE, with apprentice Dane Dawkins up, scoring a runaway win in last Saturday’s fifth race over 1700 metres. The winner clocked a very fast 1:42.3 for the distance.
Jockey Jemar Johnson pilotting STERRI’S CHOICE to victory in last Saturday’s eighth race over 1,820 metres. The winner went off at 11-1.
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Tomorrow's race meet at Caymanas Park offers a Super-6 carryover of $956,0000 into the first race on the 10-race programme.

The first Super-6 will embrace race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10, and the Pick-9 from race two to 10.

We look at the first Super-6 which gets underway with a 1,100 metres race for $550,000 - $500,000 claimers in which six horses will run. The field includes JESSIE JAMES, a runaway winner over 1,500 metres on a $350,000 claiming tag on Wednesday. Although very fit, JESSIE JAMES will find the distance too sharp and victory will more than likely go to the speedy DRIPPING IN GOLD (Omar Walker up), who has beaten better in the not too distant past. SANTANA, who went down fighting to FORTUNEONEHUNDRED and ZACKONTHEATTACK over the straight last Saturday, looks the main danger.

DASH BOARD, who scored easily over the straight on September 3 after a lengthy absence, looks all set to repeat in the second race over a mile in which the consistent SWEET DIMENSION, who finished fourth to ARIZONA GOLD over 1,500 metres on Wednesday, looks the principal danger to DASH BOARD, who will again have the services of inform apprentice Javaniel Patterson.

EASY WIN

The third race over 1,400 metres should see the recent winner UNBREAKABLE, now taking orders from champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, notching his third win from his last four starts.

He won easily under topweight of 57.0kg when trained by Neive Graham recently and with Walker again in the saddle, should stave off the very fit ZACKONTHEATTACK and STAR NEW VISTA, who beat UNBREAKABLE over 1,820 metres some weeks ago.

SEEKING THE DAWN, the mount of top apprentice Bebeto Harvey, gets the nod over the well drawn CORALANDO in the fourth race for maiden three-year-olds over the straight five course.

Then, take the recent winner SUPERLUMINAL with Paul Francis again riding for in-for trainer Ian Parsard in the fifth for the Kenneth Mattis O.D. Trophy over 2000 metres, and DILIGENT (knocking at the door) well drawn on the stands' side to finally open his account in the sixth race over the straight with Ameth Robles aboard.

FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES

(1) DRIPPING IN GOLD/SANTANA

(2) DASH BOARD/SWEET DIMENSION

(3) UNBREAKABLE/STAR NEW VISTA

(4) SEEKING THE DAWN/CORALANDO

(5) SUPERLUMINAL/TIMEFORARMS

(6) DILIGENT