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Prince Kamali a safe banker

Published:Friday | October 14, 2016 | 10:00 AMOrville Clarke
In this image provided by the New York Racing Association, PRACTICAL JOKE (left), ridden by Joel Rosario, noses ahead of SYNDERGAARD, ridden by John Velazquez, to win the Champagne Stakes race on Saturday, October 8 at Belmont Park in New York.
In this image provided by the New York Racing Association, HOPPERTUNITY (3), ridden by John Velazquez, wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup horse race on Saturday, October 8 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
BLUE DIXIE (right), with Paul Francis aboard, winning the Errol Subratie Memorial Trophy race over 1600 metres at Caymanas Park on October 1. TYPEWRITER (second right) was second.
FIERY PATH (right), with Bebeto Harvey aboard, placing second to the Dane Dawkins-ridden aboard UNRULY TEXAS at Caymanas Park on October 1. FIERY PATH is strongly fancied to win tomorrow's first race.
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Tomorrow's 11-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a Pick-9 carryover of $1.4 million, but both Super-6s start anew.

The Pick-9 will embrace races three to 11, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race six to 11.

We look at the first Super-6, which commences with the Cash Pot 'Rake' Trophy for four-year-olds and up over 1400 metres to be contested by seven starters, all native bred four-year-olds.

With the likes of FIERY PATH, MONALISASMILE, HOMECOMING and FREE RANGE all expected to prove competitive, a close finish is anticipated.

FIERY PATH, however, has the best credentials, having caught the eye when finishing four lengths second to UNRULY TEXAS in a fast-run one mile race (1.41.3) some days ago.

FIERY PATH, who showed good speed until giving way to the winner early in the straight, finished seven lengths clear of the third horse, FREE RANGE, and with top apprentice Bebeto Harvey riding for trainer Donovan Plummer, looks the right choice over this shorter trip.

The second race over 1300 metres for the Cash Pot Bonanza Trophy, should provide the steadily improving 4-y-o colt LEIGHTON REID from the stables of topline trainer Anthony 'Baba' Nunes with his second consecutive win.

The Region of Merit offspring will have the services of bang in form claiming apprentice Dane Dawkins, and having broken the ice, should repeat at the expense of DIRECTOR DALEY (improving) and down in class MILITARY MOVE in a nine-strong field.

DYSFUNCTIONAL, who was caught within shades of the wire by lesser fancied stable-companion QUEEN OF BAGDAD over 1300 metres recently, will relish the milder pace of the third race over 1820 metres, and with leading jockey Omar Walker retaining the ride from champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, should make no mistake.

Fellow three-year-olds COUNTER ATTACK (Dawkins up) and GOLDEN GLORY are twin dangers in a field of nine.

PRINCE KAMALI, with Harvey aboard, has been knocking at the door lately and should be good enough to stave off his only serious rival, BIG AL (Dawkins up) in the fourth race for maiden three-year-olds over 1100 metres, this for the Cash Pot 'Play it' Trophy.

The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the Philip Feanny-trained 2-y-o debutante FORT KNOX (working well) with Ian Spence aboard, and in the sixth, LEEKOUT (beaten narrowly last time) with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for new trainer Michael Marlowe in a field of 13 maiden three-year-olds.

FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES

(1) FIERY PATH/FREE RANGE

(2) LEIGHTON REID/

DIRECTOR DALEY

(3) DYSFUNCTIONAL/

COUNTER ATTACK

(4) PRINCE KAMALI

(5) FORT KNOX/RADICAL

(6) LEEKOUT/MA GRANDE