#GOLD CUP DAY: La La Diva upsets at 5-1 for jockey Anthony Thomas, trainer Patrick Lynch

Trainer Patrick Lynch (left) with jockey Anthony Thomas.
Trainer Patrick Lynch (left) with jockey Anthony Thomas.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A fierce battle in the last furlong saw La La Diva holding on for dear life - eventually winning the fourth race on the 2019 Gold Cup racing programme by three-parts of a length.

Ridden by champion jockey Anthony Thomas and trained by an in-form Patrick Lynch, La La Diva scored after battling for the early lead with Best Advice in a Restricted Allowance IV event for four-year-olds and up - non-winners of three - run over 5 ½ furlongs.

In the straight, several horses were locked in combat but Thomas was strong in the saddle to get the job done on La La Diva at odds of 5-1.

Second at 2-1 was Dyna’s Pride (Christopher Mamdeen) with Nuclear Dan Dada third at odds of 12-1.

This was Lynch's third winner on the two-day Golden Weekend of racing which started yesterday (Friday, August 31).

RACE 4 REST ALL 1V (NB4YO&UP/NW3)(IMP4YO&UP/NW2)(D11) 1,100M/5-1/2FUR 1:35 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 4 Lala Diva Anthony Thomas 5-1 $342 $136
2 8 Dyna's Pride Christopher Mamdeen 2-1 $95
3 5 Nuclear Dan Dada Ameth Robles 12-1 $159
4 7 She's Symbolic Reyan Lewis 9-5
5 2 Lord Ashton Aaron Chatrie 7-2
TRAINER: Patrick Lynch -
Splits:23.2 x 47.2 - Time: 1:09.0 - Margins: 3/4 x nk - 8 RAN
EX:$1,219 T/Fecta:$7,457 S/Fecta:$9,402 `
D/E:$3,289 Triple:$15,605



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