Sweet Majesty stuns rivals for memorial trophy
SWEET MAJESTY yesterday stunned rivals, bursting through the pack off the home turn, at odds of 29-1, to quickly collar 9-5 favourite BILLY WHIZZ in the Allan E ‘Billy’ Williams Memorial at seven furlongs.
Ridden out by Paul Francis after snatching the lead, SWEET MAJESTY stayed on strongly to repel twin dangers, 99-1 longshot MARQUESAS out wide, and POSITIVE ID finishing third along the rail, to win by a length and a half in 1:27.2.
BILLY WHIZZ, who tried to make all but was pressed to the three pole by BIG BIG DADDY, before THE GOOD WITCH picked up the chase, wilted in the stretch run, struggling in his third run off a five-month lay-up.
TWO WINNERS FOR LEWIS
Reyan Lewis rode two winners on the nine-race card, GENERAL CHIEF and SHADOWFAX, moving to six winners in the jockeys’ standings, three behind leader Tevin Foster, after starting the afternoon tied second with Ramon Nepare.
Claiming-rider Nepare moved to five wins after WRIGHT IN FLIGHT stayed on to beat slow-starting SIMBA THE LION by a head at a mile.
Racing at Caymanas Park takes a break this afternoon with the fraternity’s attention tuned to the 30th annual general meeting of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) of Jamaica at which executives of the inactive Jamaica Racehorse Association will seek a merger instead of calling an election of its members.