THE RACE DAY VERDICT (April 20): Upsets, apprentice domination, a shot of class from Another Bullet

Trainer Patrick Lynch (left) with apprentice Reyan Lewis
Trainer Patrick Lynch (left) with apprentice Reyan Lewis

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The race day of Saturday, April 20, 2019 was dominated by a string of upsets that had punter reeling, the continued dominance of the claiming apprentices and a breakthrough performance by Another Bullet.


Paintthistownred ridden by Natalie Berger started the upset trail after winning the fourth race at odds of 39-1. Then in the fifth Another Bullet struck at 27-1 with the final blow coming in the ninth when Enedina won at 15-1.
These results coupled with others in the region of 5-1, did enough to suffocate nearly all of the exotic wagers.
Going into the Easter Monday 10-race card the Sunrise-6 has a carryover of $1,822,299.38.
As if this was not enough the Placepot 8 has a carryover of $505,523.25, the Twilight-6 - $2,404,964 and the Pick-9 – 1,578,678.40.


Eight of the 10 races on Saturday, April 20 were won by claiming apprentices. Of the other two, Natalie Berger who just left the rank of the apprentices was a winner and it wasn’t until the last race that one of the more seasoned riders, Shane Ellis was able to find the winning post in front on Bay Commander.
The super-hot Christopher Mamdeen, Raddesh Roman, and Kiaman McGregor rode two winners each with Reyan Lewis and Shavon Townsend chipping in with one winner each.
At the end of Saturday’s race card, the apprentice winning table since they started to ride officially on September 29, 2018 is as follows:
 NAMES                                             WINS
Christopher Mamdeen                     46
Reyan Lewis                                      29
Tevin Foster                                      28
Kiaman McGregor                           15
Daniel Satchell                                 12
Raddesh Roman                               9
Daniel Thompson                            4
Romario Smith                                 4
Samantha Fletcher                           4
Roger Hewitt                                      3
Shavon Townsend                            3
Matthew Bennett                               2
Shane Richardson                             2
Anthony Allen                                   1
Carlos Blake                                      1
Romario Spencer                            1
Jordon Barrett                                1
Abigail Able                                    0
Tamicka Lawrence                       0
Gordon Gregory                           0
Jawani Forbes                                0


Another Bullet’s victory in the six-furlong Lady Geeta Trophy can only be described as a defining moment in the career of the seven-year-old bay horse trained by Patrick Lynch and ridden by Reyan Lewis.
Another Bullet has tried several times in the top rung and has never been able to come out on top.
Yesterday that changed as he had the cream of the crop behind him including Horse of the Year, Will In Charge, She’s A Maneater and sprint champion, Chace The Great.
Credit is due in no small measure to trainer Lynch who has persisted with his charge and now has reaped a massive success.
Well done to all concerned.


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