DaCosta leads …but Nunes still in the running

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - All the nominations are now in and its down to the last two race days for the year comprising approximately 22 races to decide the fate of the 2018 trainers’ championship.

The five winners posted by champion trainer Wayne DaCosta on Saturday last made a significant change in the state of affairs as his main rival Anthony Nunes went home with one winner.

Coming into last Saturday’s 11 race card, title challenger Nunes led DaCosta by just over $127,000 but after DaCosta saddled his five winners and Nunes his one, the table has turned significantly in favour of the champion who now leads by $1 .44 million based on the latest figures supplied by the promoting company, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited.

Both trainers are again digging deep into their barns with several horses being dropped into the claiming ranks in an attempt to rake in much needed purse money on the two aforementioned race days.

Boxing Day is sure to provide another intriguing chapter in what has become the mother of all contests.

The main area of interest on Boxing Day is the running of the one-mile, Supreme Ventures Limited sponsored, Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes with a whopping purse of $4 million.

Next in line is the new Miracle Man Cup but this nine furlongs and 25 yards event comes with a total offering of just $1.3 million.

If Nunes is to win his first trainers’ tile, then he must take the juvenile event, a task which seems almost a surety with top notch two-year-olds Earn Your Stripes, Universal Boss, Corazon and Supreme Soul entered.

The Miracle Man represents a showdown between DaCosta’s filly She’s A Maneater and Nunes’ Bigdaddykool with the former just getting the edge.

Come what may over Boxing Day and the last race day of the year on Saturday, December 29, the trainers’ championship is going to be the centre of attention for all.










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