CHARLES TOWN – Barbadian Keimar Trotman won a US$38 000 allowance at Charles Town in West Virginia, USA, on Wednesday, to lead a treble of Caribbean wins on the eight-race card.
The 24-year-old paired with 9-1 choice Lady Storm in a 4-½ length sprint in race six, to beat the three-year-old and upward fillies and mares by three-quarters of a length.
Two-to-one bet Good Karma led early with Tiz the Reason in pursuit before Trotman brought his six-year-old chestnut mare from well off the pace to collar the field in the final yards.
Fellow national Reshawn Latchman was also in winners’ row, piloting 5-1 chance JJ Wedgit Man to a comfortable 2-1/4 length, front-running victory over the three-year-olds and upward in the $13 300 race five.
Going 6-1/2 furlongs, Latchman put the five-year-old roan gelding to the front to produce splits of 24.23 seconds for the quarter and 48.05 for the half, with Boneyardholler and Nazca Mystery tracking.
Latchman came under threat from the pair leaving the three-eighths but kept JJ Wedgit Man to task in the stretch.
Jamaican Jason Simpson also tasted success when he combined with 25-1 longshot Azure Fire to stun the three-year-olds and upward by 1-1/4 lengths in race four over 6-1/2 furlongs.
Andre Ramgeet, the son of veteran Jamaican jockey Andrew Ramgeet, raced Rey O Reyes to the front to carve out fractions of 23.79 for the quarter and 47.57 for the half, with Simpson one from last in the six-horse field.
However, Simpson made his bid with Azure Fire at the seven-sixteenth pole and got the best out of the four-year-old bay gelding in the final yards.
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