Money Monster the one to beat in Mark My Word Trophy | Loop Jamaica

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EROY, DOUBLE CROWN and MONEY MONSTER will try slipping their heavier and slower rivals in Saturday’s Mark My Word Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards at Caymanas Park.

DOUBLE CROWN, especially, has a fair chance, at the weight, to capitalise on KING ARTHUR’s absence after a fourth-place finish behind the 2020 Jamaica Derby winner in the September 25 Menudo at 10 furlongs.

DOUBLE CROWN is up nine pounds, renewing rivalry with EROY, CALCULUS, CRIMSON and HOVER CRAFT but is not too heavy to sit in what is expected to be a true pace.

MONEY MONSTER, who is up in class after a fast 1:54.4 at the trip on September 15, beating ROY ROGERS and HOVER CRAFT in the Kenneth Mattis Memorial, will make things difficult for topweight-closers, CRIMSON and ONEOFAKIND.

Carrying 117lb with Omar Walker, MONEY MONSTER is expected to make a sharp move from possibly the half-mile marker. He worked really well last Saturday morning, seven furlongs in 1:27.4, and could be problematic on the lead for EROY, who has 124lb.

CRIMSON, who had placed second with 115lb behind KING ARTHUR in the Menudo, finishing ahead of DOUBLE CROWN, appears burdened, sharing topweight 126 with ONEOFAKIND, who hasn’t raced in four months.

Trainer Ian Parsard has summoned Philip Parchment aboard DOUBLE CROWN, brining in a strong finisher aboard the big gelding for what could be a stirring stretch run.

The Mark My Word Trophy is the ninth of 10 races scheduled. First post is 11:00 am.

CAYMANAS PARK TIPS

Race 1 -800m St
Cataba (3), Carol Strike (6)

Race 2 – 1000m Rd
Danny Spud (6)

Race 3 – 1300m
Versatile Vision (9)

Race 4 – 1000m St
Morse Code (2)

Race 5 – 800m St
Queen Adele (8), Traditional Boy (3)

—-Race 6 – 1000m St
Mr Ambassador (13), Stanislaus (7)

Race 7 – 1100m
It’s All I (1), Justsaytheword (7)

Race 8 – 1200m
Alexa’s Lodge (3), Glock (2)

Race 9 – 1820m
Double Crown, (3), Money Monster (4)

Race 10 – 1500m
Bern Notice (1)

BET OF THE DAY

Race 2 – 1000m Rd
Danny Spud (6)

Race 3 – 1300m
Versatile Vision (9)

Race 4 – 1000m St
Morse Code (2)

Race 10 – 1500m
Bern Notice (1)