SVL Diamond Mile horses blaze exercise track
HORSES preparing for Saturday's Supreme Ventures Limited $13.5m Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park got in their final speed gallops at the weekend, culminating in Superstakes winner FRANFIELD blazing a flat five and a half furlongs in 1:06.2 yesterday morning.
On Saturday, champion trainer Wayne DaCosta's 2000 Guineas winner ALI BABA also galloped a flat five and a half, posting 1:07.0 for his last speed prep.
Dethroned two-time Superstakes winner TYPEWRITER also galloped on Saturday, clocking 1:17.4 for six furlongs. TIMEFORARMS, a rank outsider for the Diamond Mile, which boasts the richest purse in the English-speaking Caribbean, posted 1:16.4 in his spin.
Sunday morning was particularly busy at the Portmore, St Catherine, racetrack as top guns such as DaCosta's pair of Derby-winning SEEKING MY DREAM and Gold Cup champion PERFECT NEIGHBOUR went at it in a six-furlong workout.
SEEKING MY DREAM, narrowly beaten by PHINEAS, while carrying topweight 57.0 kilos in the Coca Cola Invitational Mile on November 14, got the better of PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, suggesting the three-year-old is ready to stamp his authority in his second race in grade one.
SEEKING MY DREAM posted the fastest six-furlong workout Sunday morning, 1:13.2, putting away PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, who clocked 1:13.3.
Harry Parsard's trio - PETE'SWILDONE, POTCHEEN and speedy UPPA TUNE - were also in action on Sunday. PETE'SWILDONE galloped out of the mile chute, posting 1:33.4 for seven furlongs. UPPA TUNE was easy in 1:28.4 for the distance.
POTCHEEN, who has been off-colour, surprisingly worked well, posting 1:13.3 for six furlongs.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Ali Baba (&) - *Gal Flat 5hf 1070 X 1003
Timeforarms - Cant 9f Gal Last 6f 1164
Typewriter - Cant 9f Gal Last 6f 1174
Sunday, November 29
All Correct (&) - Cant Out Chute Gal
Last 6f 1134
Fortuneonehundred (&) - Cant 9f *Gal
Last 5hf 1072 X 1011
Hover Craft - Cant 8f Gal Last 5hf
1072 X 1011
Perfect Neighbour - Cant 9f Gal
Last 6f 1133
Pete'swildone - Cant Out Chute Gal
Last 7f 1334 easy
Potcheen (V) - Cant Out Chute Gal
Last 6f 1133 bt. Kiri
Seeking My Dream - Cant 9f *Gal
Last 6f 1132 bt. Perfect Neighbour
Traditional Prince - Cant 9fd Gal Last 5f 1030 easy
Uncle Taf - Cant 8f Gal Last 6f 1181
Uppa Tune - Cant Out Chute *Gal Last 7f 1284 easy
Monday, November 30
Commanding Chief (VT) - Cant Out Chute *Gal Last 6f 1133
Franfield - Gal Flat 5hf 1062 X 594 bt. Taranis