Take Danos La Paz in Race 5

first_img Outclassed 2. LITTLE BIG HORN 3. SUPER GLITTERMAN 4. BELTANE 5. DANOS LA PAZ 6. ZI BEAST 7. BIGDADDYKOOL. SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS Tomorrow is the big Boom Jamaica Derby Day at Caymanas Park, with 12 races down to be contested. Post time for the first race is set for 11:20 a.m. Jamaica Oaks heroine FAYROUZ and 2000 Guineas winner COMMANDER TWO are the ante-post favourites in the full field of 16 for the Derby. As usual, we look at the Sunrise-6, which again begins at Race Two. Nine horses will face the starter in the $180,000 claiming event over 1300 metres and the down-in-class LITTLE BIG HORN is expected to go to post a very warm favourite. Only the horse’s connections can fully explain the reasons for the five-year-old’s sudden drop, in one week, from $800,000 to one of the lowest claiming levels at the racecourse. He finished lame, just over two lengths behind winner Loose Cannon in 1:01.0 for 1000 metres round, but even at 80 per cent, should be able to take care of this field easily. The sparingly raced SUPER GLITTERMAN will provide all the answers in Race Three over 1000 metres straight for non-winners of two. Both the selection and FOOT SOLDIER were outclassed by Khaleesi’s Revenge on February 24 over tomorrow’s distance. SUPER GLITTERMAN had, however, just won a maiden event and took on non-winners of two, too high in the handicaps. He is back for the first time since that run, and if he produces anything close to his maiden win on January 13, he should be able to top this field. | The fourth race is division two of the third event. BELTANE, SILVER ROCKET, and PAPER CHASER all have strong chances, based on their efforts behind Amar on May 23. PAPER CHASER was closest to the winner at the end of the race, but BELTANE showed very good early speed and is the choice to win tomorrow as he comes back the best off at the handicaps. Race Five is a very knotty $450,000 claiming race event over 1500 metres. BRAVE PROSPECT led for a long way in a 1600 metres race at this level on June 9 but finished second, nine lengths behind winner Golden Bullet. Earlier, BRAVE PROSPECT was fifth by just over eight lengths to Queen Of Baghdad in a 1400-metre race, where a very light DANOS LA PAZ placed fourth by seven lengths. The handicaps appear to favour BRAVE PROSPECT, but DANOS LA PAZ is showing his best form in many months and can get his fifth win. Last time out, the Anthony Nunes-trained seven-year-old closed fast to take fifth (three lengths behind winner Secret Traveller) in $550,000 claiming and is now ready to be unsaddled inside the winners’ enclosure on Derby day. Take ZI BEAST (training well) to win the sixth and BIGDADDYKOOL in the seventh, where trainer Nunes has a very strong hand, despite the presence of last year’s Triple Crown winner SHE’S A MANEATER and the very fit WILL IN CHARGE.last_img

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