Husbands lands double as Carib men dominate
TORONTO, Canada (CMC):
Barbadian reinsman Patrick Husbands won twice to lead a Caribbean domination of the eight-race card at Woodbine racetrack here Wednesday.
The veteran rider captured the CDN$67,100 race four with Avie's Quality before returning to win the $24,000 race nine with Uncle Carm.
Despite the handsome victories, Husbands continued to trail defending champion Luis Contreras in the standings. He has 152 wins, nine adrift of Contreras in the season ending December 16.
The 38-year-old Husbands opened his account over a mile and sixteenth, pairing with Avie's Quality to beat the two-year-olds by five lengths.
Longshot Drenched led for most of the trip with Husbands stalking with Avie's Quality before getting to the front a furlong out.
His second win came in a six-furlong trip when he carried the four-year-old gelding Uncle Carm to victory in a dead heat with favourite May Fourteen.
However, May Fourteen was subsequently disqualified.
Meanwhile, Jamaican jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan took race one over six furlongs with 4-1 bet Mia's Mystic while veteran Trinidad and Tobago rider Richard Dos Ramos captured race two, also over six furlongs, with the favourite Rootham's Triple E's.
Another veteran Trinidadian reinsman, Emile Ramsammy, was also in winners' row, capturing race seven over six furlongs with 9-1 bet Hank's Hill.