JOSHUA MORRISON MEMORIAL CUP UP FOR GRABSNovember 20, 2018 8:49 am
Wednesday’s mid-week 10-race card will have the 1500 metres (7 1/2 furlongs) Joshua Morrison Memorial Cup, offering a purse of $620,000 as the feature on the day.
Joshua Morison was a former Owner, Trainer and Breeder in the industry for over thirty (30) years, A Cup valued at $15,000 donated by his family will be presented to the winning owner, who will receive outright a trophy valued at $5,000 donated by the promoters, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited.
Ten horses have been declared, all seeking their second career victory, headed by the 4-year-old bay colt Colt Of Arms from the barn of trainer Shaun Williams. Returns here from a five months lay-off, seeking his first victory of the season, while looking sharp on the exercise track and with the champion jock Omar Walker in the saddle, he must be given a good chance to return on a winning note.
Strong challenges are expected from Instagram (b f Silent Valor – Warr Angel) trained by Enos Brown, ran well last time out when 3rd to Uncle Wal over 1300 metres (6 1/2 furlongs on November 3. 3-kilos claiming apprentice Christopher Mamdeen has the leg up and she could lead this field home.
Shauna Cruise (Nasheet – Ice Crystal) trained by Edward Stanberry released her maiden tag seven days ago when fitted with the 1-cup blinkers over 1200 metres, will be seeking to make this a quick double and with title chasing jockey Dick Cardenas aboard, she could return much improved for that victory and make this two in a row.
Perfecttrublemekka (b f Taqarub – Perfect Ten) from the barn of Dave Girod will have the visor removed for this contest and with Dane “Warrior Chief” Nelson in the saddle, could provide her trainer with his second win for this season.
Completing the line-up are, Lady Budget (Oneil Mullings) for trainer Michael Beecham, Helena (Matthew Bennett) trained by Wayne Parchment, Ricqualia trained by Raymond Townsend with Sadiki Blake, Reasons (Shamaree Muir) trained by Howard Jaghai, Synchronize from the barn of Paul Charlton with Jerome Innis in the saddle and Paintthistownred with apprentice Romario Spencer for trainer Boris McIntosh.