Intense battle for local jockey's championship continues

Leading jockey Anthony Thomas remains 10 clear of Dick Cardenas in the race for the jockey's championship as each rode one winner on Saturday’s 10-race  programme at Caymanas Park. Thomas won the last event aboard the 5-2 shot Uncle Wal to move his tally for the season to 83 wins, while Cardenas landed the third event astride the 4-5 favourite Mr Pantheonto take his season tally to 73 wins.

Thomas had won race 7 aboard the even-money favourite Pure Heart which was later disqualified for causing interference.

Meanwhile, Newton's First Law with apprentice Kiaman McGreggor for trainer Ryan Williams, created an upset to land the Alty and Rita McKenzie Memorial Cup over a mile for 3 year old and up, claiming $350,000-$300,000 and native bred 5 year old and up, non-winners of four. Newton's First Law who was sent off at 13 - 1, came home ahead of Princess Caula, Major Force and Foot Soldier in 1 minute, 41-and-three-fifths of a second.

3-time former champion jockey Dane Nelson who resumed riding at Caymanas Park on Saturday after returning from another stint on the Canadian circuit, rode a double while there were two wins for trainer Steven Todd. Racing continues next Saturday with the Burger King Superstakes being the feature event on the programme..



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