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Jordon Reign’s muscular performance lands Reggae Trophy

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2022 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer
JORDON REIGN’S, ridden by Dick Cardenas, wins the Reggae Trophy over five furlongs straight at Caymanas Park, yesterday.
JORDON REIGN’S, ridden by Dick Cardenas, wins the Reggae Trophy over five furlongs straight at Caymanas Park, yesterday.

JORDON REIGN’S outmuscled CURLIN’S AFFAIR and his own stablemate, SHE’S A WONDER, to seal a hat-trick of wins, notching a two-and-a-quarter length victory in yesterday’s Reggae Trophy at five furlongs straight.

United States-bred JORDON REIGN’S improved his season tally to four victories in five outings, the only blot being an April 3 loss at five furlongs straight in which he had bled, reporting off a near three-month lay-up.

Razor sharp after back-to-back wins against fellow importee LURE OF LUCY, JORDON REIGN’S disputed the lead with CURLIN’S AFFAIR and SHE’S A WONDER before taking charge entering the main track.

The powerful American stayed on strongly inside the last furlong, clocking 59.4 in the graded stakes/open allowance event, though eased close to home by Dick Cardenas.

CURLIN’S AFFAIR kept second by a half-length from SHE’S A WONDER, who was run off her legs but did well with near-topweight 121lb under leading rider Dane Dawkins, who booted home a four-timer on the 10-race card.

Dawkins moved five winners clear of champion Anthony Thomas in their battle atop the jockeys’ standings, 65-60, with his four-timer started by ANGELLOS in the second event followed by a hat-trick of winners – FRESH CASH, CITY COUNSEL and CHARMIN BEAUTY – races four through six.

Thomas rode two winners, SHE’S MY DESTINY and FEARLESS FIRE, making all in back-to-back races, the seventh and eighth, after Dawkins dominated the first half of the programme.

Racing continues at the weekend with Saturday-Sunday meets.