It’s Groom Association Day at Caymanas Park | Loop Jamaica

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Saturday’s feature event at Caymanas Park is the divided Grooms’ Association Trophy at five furlongs for local-breds, non-winners of three races, and imported horses, who are yet to win two races.

Post-position and speed complicate both legs of the feature. Horses drawn on the outside, closer to the stands’ side, enjoy the advantage of a track bias as opposed to the heavier mid-track and inner rail.

Patrick Lynch’s RING CHARMER has an outstanding chance in division one with in-form claiming rider, Youville Pinnock.

RING CHARMER is drawn widest at post 10 with Pinnock riding at 111lb, having won in a fast 58.3 at the distance late January, beating two fast horses, JAHSENDBLESSINGS and BRIDAL BLUSH, carrying 119lb with Omar Walker. RING CHARMER returns to the distance after showing up prominently in two races on the round course.

Division two also has speedsters, especially on the stands’ side. However, there are strong finishers with class on the inner such as CRUELLA with Pinnock and imported TAURUS BOY, who, similar to RING CHARMER, have prepped for the feature on the round course.

CRUELLA placed third behind PRESS CONFERENCE before returning March 5 to finish a length and three-quarter behind United States-bred CLASSICAL ORB at a mile.

CRUELLA appears terribly drawn at post-position one but has been accompanying stablemate ACTION ANN at exercise. ACTION ANN completed a double in six days last Saturday, beating T BRADY and SANTORINI in a quality field, after outbattling ARTESIA the previous Sunday.

Philip Feanny’s TAURUS BOY has good speed, chasing REGNANT last time out before PRESS CONFERENCE pounced. TAURUS BOY stayed second to the furlong pole after PRESS CONFERENCE pulled off. He returns fitted with a visor, replacing blinkers, with veteran rider Everton Miller astride.

CAYMANAS PARK TIPS

Race 1 – 1100m
Mila’s All That (10), Princess Alani (5)

Race 2 – 800m St
Sheer Beauty (9), Dahra Deborah (3)

Race 3 – 1300m
Azaria (3), Special Counsel (2)

Race 4 – 1100m
Lacrimae (4), She’s Hall Dat (8)

—-Race 5 – 1000m St
Smokey Topaz (8), Thepowersthatbe (4)

Race 6 – 700m St
Chief of State (1), Rockdale (7)

Race 7 -1100m
Adoring Texas (11)

Race 8 – 1200m
Curlin’s Affair (7)

Race 9 – 1000m St
Ring Charmer (10), Prince Marshall (3)

Race 10 – 1000m St
Taurus Boy (4), Cruella (1)

Race 10 – 1400mBuff Bay (5)

BET OF THE DAY

Race 7 -1100m
Adoring Texas (11)

Race 8 – 1200m
Curlin’s Affair (7)

Race 10 – 1400m
Buff Bay (5)