Easy Viceroy Trophy win for Bigdaddykool

first_imgFOR the second consecutive running, the favourite in the nine-furlong Viceroy Trophy left the gate sprawling, SHE’S A MANEATER last year and WILL IN CHARGE yesterday, finishing next to last behind Anthony Nunes’ BIGDADDYKOOL.From the moment WILL IN CHARGE left the gate on his face, coming almost to a complete stop after being steadied by Robert Halledeen, it became a matter of how much BIGDADDYKOOL would have won by.Stalking the pace from third with claiming apprentice Reyan Lewis, the six-year-old gelding swooped down on SUPERLUMINAL and HOUDINI’S MAGIC at the top of the lane.Running with 110lb, the lightest he has ever been in his 27-race career, BIGDADDYKOOL swept past an exhausted HOUDINI’S MAGIC midway the stretch run, winning by five and a half lengths in 1:50.0. MAMDEEN’S LEAD CUT Lewis, who teamed up with Nunes for a jockey-trainer two-timer, riding a well-timed race aboard BIG BANG to tag BLACK RIVER at eight and a half furlongs, won three races across the two-day carnival, reducing Christopher Mamdeen’s lead to 10 atop the riders’ standings, moving to 43 winners.Nunes, who opened the 10-race card with BIG BANG, pushed his lead atop the trainers’ standings to approximately $17.5 million in stakes ahead of Wayne DaCosta as HOUDINI’S MAGIC, overhauled by BIGDADDYKOOL a furlong and a half out, stayed on for second, completing the stable exacta . Nunes’ other runner in the six-horse field, SOTOMAYOR, finished fourth.DaCosta, an 18-time champion, sitting on 14 consecutive titles, rallied late in the day after falling $18.5 million behind, landing the ninth event with 16-1 outsider YAYA’S DREAM, who outbattled stablemate DRUMMER BOY and SIR JHUNJHUN WALA at five furlongs straight.last_img

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