Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer
The 7-5 favourite KIPLING WEEKEND got up in the nick of time to beat the front-running AWESOME CAMILLE in the overnight allowance feature over 1100 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday, only to be disqualified following a stewards' inquiry.
The race was awarded to the Gary Subratie-trained filly AWESOME CAMILLE (7-1), with Aaron Chatrie aboard.
KILPLING WEEKEND, ridden by former champion jockey Percy Williams for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny, was placed fifth for causing interference to third-past-the-post EDISON (7-2) and the fifth horse SUNLIGHT EXPRESS at the half-mile in a field of 14.
AWESOME CAMILLE led at a fast clip from LASHING FORCE and KIPLING WEEKEND coming down from the number-14 post position. She was caught by KIPLING WEEKEND in the last 100 metres, but went down fighting.
The outstanding performance of the afternoon was turned in by the two-year-old debutante PRINCESS POPSTAR (1-9 favourite) in the opening race over 1000 metres for two-year-olds.
Ridden by Percy Williams for Feanny and owners Paul Hoo and Herbie Chong (2 Penyu) of BRUCEONTHELOOSE fame, the robust bay filly by Adore The Gold out of Docs' Palladin made all impressively to win by the resounding margin of 19 lengths (canter) in the smart time of 59.1.