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Franfield romps home

Published:Saturday | October 4, 2014 | 5:53 PMAinsley Walters
Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer ABOVE THE RADAR (Rayan Wilson) scoring a 13-1/2-length win in the Monica Todd Memorial Cup race at Caymanas Park yesterday.

FRANFIELD yesterday outclassed his 10 overnight allowance rivals to win his second mile race at Caymanas Park in a month.

The Richard Azan-trained three-year-old colt broke sharply from post-position 10 under champion jockey Dane Nelson and prompted the pace with 99-1 outsider WARRIOR PRINCESS before shooting to the lead at the half-mile.

RED FLAG tried chasing FRANFIELD but was no match for the in-form colt. FRANFIELD bounded home clear of RED FLAG, who was relegated close home by ROYAL VIBES and MIRACLE STAR, closing as a team inside the last half-furlong.

strong miler

Outclassed in this season?s three-year-old classics, FRANFIELD has improved into a strong miler and will next race among open-allowance horses.

Victory aboard 3-5 favourite FRANFIELD handed Nelson his second winner on the 10-race card after booting home WESTERN ROSE in the fifth event at 1400 metres.

He returned to close a three-timer with another favourite, 4-5 chance DR BLAIR, in the closing event at 1000 metres straight.

The champion jockey?s three-timer broke a lean spell of two racedays without a winner and pulled him within one win of Panamanian Dick Cardenas, 79-80, in their battle for the 2014 title.

Cardenas had few live mounts on the programme and his best finish was second astride ROYAL VIBES behind FRANFIELD.