Bridgmohan lands Unbridled Sidney for third year straight in five-timer
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, May 12, CMC – Jamaican jockey Shaun Bridgmohan captured five straight wins, including the featured US$64,418 Unbridled Sidney Stakes for the third consecutive year, to grab all the headlines at the famous Churchill Downs on Saturday.
The 33-year-old won races six through to ten on the 11 race programme to move to 15 wins for the two-month season, and overtake Kentucky Derby winner Joel Rosario on 14.
More significantly, he steered 3-1 chance Good Deed to victory in the Unbridled Sidney, beating the three-year-old and upward fillies and mares by 4-1/4 lengths over a five furlong sprint.
The four-year-old bay filly clocked 57:37 seconds.
Good Deed duelled early on with 13-1 bet The Last Meow before setting the pace with fractions of 21.99 seconds for the first quarter and 45.13 for the half-mile.
Once in the stretch, Bridgmohan opened her up and she breezed to the finish unchallenged to easily win her debut on turf.
“With her natural speed, I just let her put herself in the race and just go from there. It was all her,” Bridgmohan said afterward.
The top reinsman also captured the Unbridled Sidney in 2011 with Little Polka Dot and last year with Wild About Marie.
After failing to impress in two rides on the five previous races on the card, Bridgmohan came to life in race six when he produced a stalking ride aboard 15-1 outsider Gamay Noir to beat the three-year-old and upward fillies and mares by 3-1/2 lengths over a mile on dirt.
He returned in race seven with the seven-year-old bay gelding Au Moon to eke out a narrow win in another mile trip before winning an identical close contest in race eight with favourite Flashy Sunrise over a mile and sixteenth.
In race nine, Bridgmohan paired with three-year-old chestnut colt Coin Flip to whip the three-year-olds and upward by 4-1/2 length in a six furlong sprint, in a warm-up for the Unbridled Sidney.