Easy for Nunes' Orpheus
ORPHEUS made light work of rivals in yesterday's 1400-metre Allan E. 'Billy' Williams Memorial Trophy, taking over from LIKE A LADY three furlongs out and romping to an easy five and a half length win.
The five-year-old chestnut horse won unchallenged at odds of 6-5 for trainer Anthony Nunes with jockey Shane Ellis, ahead of 5-1 chance PROLIFIC PRINCESS, who gave chase entering the straight.
ORPHEUS's victory, his second overnight allowance win in a little over four months, will see him returning to compete among open allowance horses, against whom he narrowly lost on December 30.
Nunes and Ellis combined for a double on the 10-race card, teaming up to land the sixth event with first-timer ADONIS, ORPHEUS's half-brother, both owned by Elias Haloute.
Champion apprentice Anthony Thomas followed up last Saturday's four-timer with three winners. He opened the card at 1400 metres with Wayne DaCosta's classic-bound colt, 2-5 favourite WITHOUT EXCEPTION, a full brother to last year's Triple Crown winner, SHE'S A MANEATER.
The hot two-kilo claimer returned to guide 4-5 favourite PAPA ALBERT to an easy win at 1000 metres straight before closing his tally with another favourite, PAKMAN, who dismissed rivals to land the seventh at odds of 4-5.
Trainer Enos Brown took a rare double, DAN DAN at 5-2 in the second event at 1400 metres and 2-1 chance OLD BRAETON at 1100 metres in the fifth.
Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.