Horse Racing

'Will' is the Prime Minister

Sunday, August 26, 2018

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Will In Charge (Robert Halledeen) led every step of the way to win the 55th running of the $1.3-million Prime Minister Stakes (10-furlongs) at Caymanas Park yesterday.

The five-year-old horse by Adore The Gold – Gem Lea who won this race last year, and Houdini's Magic (Dick Cardenas) broke first, but it was Will In Charge who took control going into the clubhouse turn with a 24.3 first quarter.

Houdini's Magic and Superluminal (Javaniel Patterson) traded places for second spot behind Will In Charge but as the field came past the seven-furlong (1,400m) point, Superluminal went into the second spot as the first half mile went in 52.3.

Passing the six-furlong point (1,000m), Will In Charge held off Superluminal and Houdini's Magic. The six furlongs (1,200m) passed in 1:16.4 and the mile went in 1:40.4.

Will In Charge continued to lead down the backstretch and into the final turn, and when it looked as if Superluminal, Perfect Neighbour (Anthony Thomas) and Houdini's Magic would get on even, he moved away leaving the furlong and a half (300m) pole and enjoyed a clear advantage heading down to the line.

Will In Charge won by two-and-a-half lengths over Superluminal, Perfect Neighbour and Houdini's Magic. The final time was 2:08.2.

Will In Charge sent off as the 4-5 favouirte, has now won 11 career races and, with the win yesterday, pushed his lifetime earnings just over $10-million.

Racing continues toady with a 10-race card starting at 12:30 pm.

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