Champion jockey Anthony Thomas scores four winners
Champion jockey Anthony Thomas topped Saturday’s 10-race card at Caymanas Park with four winners, including a triple for the combination of trainer Jason DaCosta and top owner Carlton Watson.
Thomas teamed up with DaCosta aboard a lower-class SUDDEN FLIGHT, along with the two American racers of champion owner Watson, DOUBLE DIVA and newbie MADELYN’S SUNSHINE.
Thomas, who started the ninth day of winners behind Dane Nelson and Dane Dawkins, also threw QUANNA, the first winner by 21 lengths, taking his total to 21 wins.
DaCosta’s hat-trick put him back at the top of the stakes ahead of champion trainer Anthony Nune, who narrowly climbed to the top of the table last weekend, $123,535 ahead of his rival.
DOUBLE DIVA, came back from a seven-month lay-up to edge out local three-year-old colt POWER RANKING with a time of 58.1 five furlongs in a row for an impressive eight-length win as favorite 1-5.
SUDDEN FLIGHT, another overwhelming favorite, took an undisputed 10-length victory over four and a half furlongs in a row, setting a track record of 53.3.
MADELYN’S SUNSHINE, a three-year-old filly, showed good speed on her first outing to push back local-bred colt PERFECT BREW, the 3-5 favorite, winning at odds of 4-1, with a time of 1:00.3 at five furlongs.
Nunes clinched the Farriers Association headline event with 1-2 favorite SUPREME SONG.
Nelson edged Dawkins with whom he started the day at level 26 by one win, easily winning the opening event aboard OMRON.
Racing continues over the Easter holiday weekend with three back-to-back competitions on Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday.