Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer
With things back to normal after Sunday's lightning strike at Caymanas Park and the cancellation of the five remaining races on Wednesday, tomorrow's programme offers 11 well-supported racing with the Pick-9 commencing from the third.
Meanwhile, the first Super-6 will be conducted from race one to six, the overlapping Super-6 from race six to 11.
We look at the first Super-6 which gets under way with a 1600 metres race (claiming $550,000-$500,000) to be contested by seven starters, including likely favourite CLASSIC BEAU, who has won four of his last six races over middle distances.
The seven-year-old gelding from the stables of Ryan Darby was a beaten favourite over 1300 metres in the Cecil C. Charlton Memorial Cup over 1300 metres last Saturday, finishing 41/2 lengths fifth to SCOOP JORDYNE after racing prominently to the last furlong under topweight of 57.0kg.
With less to do in present company and the easier pace more to his liking, CLASSIC BEAU (blinkers off) will now take a lot of beating with favourite jockey Clive Lynch aboard. Twin dangers in the seven-horse field are MIRACLE STAR and MARINE DRIVE, both fit horses.
Next on the programme is a four-year-old and up restricted allowance race over 1200 metres in which VIBES MASTER, the mount of champion jockey Dane Nelson, and CONCRETE JUNGLE should decide the issue in an eight-strong field.
VIBES MASTER has been knocking at the door in recent race, finishing a close fifth to PHINEAS over the straight five course on October 12 with Nelson aboard.
The four-year-old gelding will be seen to better advantage over the round course and with the cheek pieces now fitted, is preferred to CONCRETE JUNGLE who ran well (third) behind PRICELESS GOLD over 1100 metres last Saturday.
Down in class D'NUGGET, with Nelson aboard, faces old rivals JARREAU and DELICIOSA in the third race over a mile for the Alty McKenzie Memorial Cup and should come into her own.
The five-year-old mare from the stables of Robert Alveranga has won four races this season and now stepping down to vie for this trophy, should make no mistake. JARREAU, who finished a close fourth to DIOR when sprinting last Sunday, looks the main danger in a field of eight.
MAWGA, to be ridden by Jevanne Erwin for trainer Anthony Nunes, looks the best of a moderate lot in the fourth race over 1200 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up. The four-year-old filly ran her best race on September 21 when finishing 31/4 lengths fourth to SWISS ACCOUNT over the straight and should lead home Nelson's mount BOOK OF RULES and EMPRESS FLUFFY in a nine-strong field.
Then, take SHADE OF BEAUTY (Omar Walker up) to go one better in the fifth race over the straight following her near miss against ALEXANDER over 1100 metres on October 19, while NOOKLIN BRIDGE having won three of her last four races, gets the nod over the straight specialist SAFE PASSAGE in the sixth.
FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES
(3)D'NUGGET/JARREAU(4)MAGWA GAL/BOOK OF
(5)SHADE OF BEAUTY(6)NOOKLIN BRIDGE/SAFE