Buzz Nightmare all the way
TOMORROW'S Burger King Superday programme offers 12 races, including the 38th running of the Superstakes over 2000 metres, the Glen Mills O.D. Caribbean Sprint and the Coca Cola Invitational Mile.
There is a Pick-9 carryover of just under $1.1 million, but both Super-6s will have guaranteed minimums of $1.5 million for the big raceday. The Pick-9 will be conducted from race 4 to 12, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from seven to 12.
The outstanding sprinter BUZZ NIGHTMARE (Ian Spence up) ought to be followed when he bids for his sixth consecutive win in the seventh race, the $1.75 million Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint to be contested by eight starters.
Trained by 14-time champion Philip Feanny, BUZZ NIGHTMARE is coming off an impressive victory in the recent Gold Cup over 1400 metres and coming back razor sharp, should lead home hat-trick seeker CRUCIAL APPEAL with champion jockey Shane Ellis aboard.
The eighth race over 1500 metres for the Dr Paul Wright Trophy will feature the Burger-sponsored jockeys versus apprentices duel over 1300 metres. It could resolve itself into a three-cornered tussle among MEMORY OF TS with in-form apprentice Dane Dawkins, SURE STEP and BIG AL, the mounts of Wesley Henry and Shane Ellis respectively. SURE STEP, a free-running sort, gets the nod in a field of 14 maiden three-year-olds.
The eighth race, I Love My Whopper over 1820 metres, promises to be closely contested among the 11 starters, but it could come down to the course specialist ABOVE THE RADAR with Aaron Chatrie up, CHIEF PROSPECT and the front running SPORTING CLAY. A fit ABOVE THE RADAR has the credentials to win yet another race over this trip and thus gets the nod.
CHOO CHOO BLUE, who had no luck in running in her recent race over the straight, should rebound with a win in the 10th race over 1300 metres for the Lindy Delapenha Trophy with Robert Halledeen riding for trainer Peter McMaster.
THE $4.5 million Burger King Superstakes is next and despite the presence of the reigning 'Horse of the Year' SEEKING MY DREAM with customary rider Omar Walker aboard, it should prove interesting with last year's winner FRANFIELD, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and the vastly improved 3-y-o colt BIGDADDYKOOL present in a field of nine.
Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta should finally score that elusive win in the Superstakes with SEEKING MY DREAM, who has looked most impressive at exercise.
The closing race over 1400 metres for the Karl Angell Trophy should be won by BLUE PEPSI LINKS, with top apprentice Bebeto Harvey up.
SECOND SUPER-6 FANCIES
(7) BUZZ NIGHTMARE
(8) SURE STEP/
MEMORY OF TS
(9) ABOVE THE RADAR/
(10) CHOO CHOO BLUE/
(11) SEEKING MY DREAM
(12) BLUE PEPSI LINKS/