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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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BALLON D'OR – NO PROBLEMS

Veteran trainer and former jockey Fernando Geddes, who has been struggling this season to find winners, was able to notch his first for the year when his charge Double Deal won a Restricted Allowance event over five-and-a-half furlongs (1,100m).

Double Deal (Orlando Foster), got a good break but was held off the lead as Storming Flyer (Dick Cardenas) set the splits ahead of Cat's Rigger (Aaron Chatrie).

Foster got Double Deal running approaching the final bend and picked up the lead in deep stretch and then held off the late surged from Hello Lady (Christopher Mamdeen) by three parts of a length. Hello Lady was then disqualified for causing interference to now third place Party Princess (Jawani Forbes). Storming Flyer, who finished third, was promoted to second. A winning time of 1:08.1 was posted.

FIVE HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY

Five horses were claimed on the 11-race programme at Caymanas Park on Saturday.

Ballon d'Or was claimed from Anthony Nunes by Dwight Chen for himself for $450,000 and Unbreakable was claimed from Ryan Williams by Nunes for Stephan Narinesingh for $450,000 from the fourth race.

In the 11th and final event on a $180,000-claiming tag, Alden Francis claimed Princess Briannah for himself from Errol Waugh; Oneil Markland claimed Shade Of Beauty for owner Aston Ramsey from Rudolph Hardial and Ian Roberts claimed winner Woodhouse for himself from Steven Todd.

THREE-TIMER FOR STEVEN TODD

One of the most consistent top 10 trainers at the Park at the present time is Steven Todd.

Todd continued his good season when he posted a three-timer on the 11-race card on Saturday. Todd winners started in the sixth race when apprentice Christopher Mamdeen brought home Sly Stalloon in a maiden condition race for three-year-olds over five-and-a-half furlongs (1,100m).

His second winner was in the ninth race after Storm Princess, with Dick Cardenas replacing Anthony Thomas in the saddle, won over the five-furlong (1,000m) straight course in a non-winners of two event.

The cap came in the 11th and final event when Woodhouse (Tevin Foster) just held on to beat Flashaway (Christopher Mamdeen) over five-and-a-half furlongs.

With those winners, Todd took his tally to 26 for the year and remained in sixth place in the trainer's championship. However, based on winners, Todd is tied for fourth place with Patrick Lynch, who also has 26 winners.

FERNANDO GEDDES NOTCHES FIRST WIN IN 2018

Veteran trainer and former jockey Fernando Geddes, who has been struggling this season to find winners, was able to notch his first for the year when his charge Double Deal won a Restricted Allowance event over five-and-a-half furlongs (1,100m).

Double Deal (Orlando Foster), got a good break but was held off the lead as Storming Flyer (Dick Cardenas) set the splits ahead of Cat's Rigger (Aaron Chatrie).

Foster got Double Deal running approaching the final bend and picked up the lead in deep stretch and then held off the late surged from Hello Lady (Christopher Mamdeen) by three parts of a length.

Hello Lady was then disqualified for causing interference to now third place Party Princess (Jawani Forbes). Storming Flyer, who finished third, was promoted to second. A winning time of 1:08.1 was posted.

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