Ricky Ricardo scores for Wayne DaCosta, Raddesh Roman

Raddesh Roman (centre) with trainer Wayne DaCosta (right) and colleague jockey Omar Walker.
Raddesh Roman (centre) with trainer Wayne DaCosta (right) and colleague jockey Omar Walker.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Ricky Ricardo made his way to Overnight Allowance after a good win in a Restricted Allowance offering for four-year-olds and upwards – non-winners of four – competed for over seven furlongs.

Ridden by apprentice Raddesh Roman, Ricky Ricardo was surprisingly early as Graydon (Shane Ellis – 2-1) and Key Witness (Christopher Mamdeen - 31-1) set the early splits with the 8-5 chance Royal Aviator slowly out of the gates.

Atlantic Blue (Kiaman McGregor) was following the leaders closely and made his move with two and a half furlongs to go. It the straight it was Atlantic Blue with Ricky Ricardo winding up on the outside. A fierce battle ensured with Ricky Ricardo pulling away from Atlantic Blue to win by just over a length.

As the race ended, the stewards put up the inquiry sign as McGregor had to take a tug on Atlantic Blue but the stewards quickly announced that there would be no change to the order of finish.

Atlantic Blue was second with Key Witness third.

Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 4 Ricky Ricardo Raddesh Roman 5-2 $179 -
2 5 Atlantic Blue Kiaman McGregor 6-5
3 2 Key Witness Christopher Mamdeen 31-1
4 3 Royal Aviator Omar Walker 8-5
5 1 Graydon Shane Ellis 2-1
TRAINER: Wayne DaCosta
Sterwads' Inquiry
Splits: 23.4 x 46.4 x 1:13.3 Time: 1:27.4 - Margins: 1-3/4 x 2-1/4 - 6 RAN
EX:$345 T/Fecta:$768
D/E:$4,180 Triple:$24,666

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