Horse-of-the-Year FURTHER AND BEYOND is the horse to beat in Saturday’s Caymanas Park feature, the Viceroy Trophy at a mile, despite lugging topweight 126lb.
The scale has swung significantly against FURTHER AND BEYOND out of the Saint Cecelia Cup – I’VE GOT MAGIC getting an additional seven pounds, KING ARTHUR shedding 14lb and EXCESSIVE FORCE similarly in receipt of 14lb due to his claiming rider.
However, the four-year-old chestnut colt’s turn of foot in the Saint Cecelia Cup against similar rivals – I’VE GOT MAGIC, EXCESSIVE FORCE and KING ARTHUR – proved him a class above after powering home by a widening three-and-a-half length margin.
Last season’s Jamaica Derby and St Leger winner, CALCULUS, also faces FURTHER AND BEYOND on better terms at the scale but was blown away by the Horse-of-the-Year in their last two meetings at the back end of 2021.
December’s Ian Levy Cup at eight and a half furlongs was a similar display, a three-furlong kick, which took apart the field in 1:43.2, lowering of NIPSTER’S 2020 stakes record by a fifth.
Robert Halledeen is aboard FURTHER AND BEYOND, aiming for a third straight win with Anthony Nunes’ burly colt in the eighth of 10 races.
First post is 12:05 pm.
CAYMANAS PARK TIPS
Race 1 – 1100mBaltusrol (9), Gentle Giant (1)
Race 2 – 1600mFunky Fashion (5), Smooth Criminal (6)
Race 3 – 1100mYellowstone (1)
—-Race 4 – 1000m StEuphoria (8), Run Jaya Run (1)
Race 5 – 1000m StArtesia (3), Mister Mandate (6)
Race 6 – 1400mHigh Diplomacy (8), Pharoah It Is (10)
Race 7 -1200mLacrimae (9), A Gift From Ben (7)
Race 8 – 1600m StFurther And Beyond (4)
Race 9 – 1600mEl Cid (5), Howilookin (7)
Race 10 – 1500mMental Warfare (1)
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