THE sparingly raced 4-y-o filly BERRANCA should make amends for her near miss over 1100 metres on March 26 when she takes on seven opponents in the 4-y-o and up restricted allowance, the opening Super-6 race over 1200 metres on tomorrow’s Post to Post Guineas Day 11-race programme at Caymanas Park. The Adore The Gold – Charity Dance offspring, who, in 2015 finished third in the in 1000 Guineas and second in the Oaks, returned from a nine-month absence recently and lost out by a head to RAS EMANUEL in a driving finish in a highly competitive race. Now a lot better for the run and bang-in-form claiming apprentice Linton Steadman riding for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, BERRANCA will not be easily denied from the convenient mark of 53.0kg. She will find the distance ideal and should lead home SUPERTRONICS and COMMANDING AVIATOR. DOC HOLIDAY, who has won a number of races in the past six months, should prove too strong for rivals in the closing stages of the second race (claiming $350,000 – $300,000) over 1300 metres. The stretch-running 6-y-o gelding, who now takes orders from trainer Tyrone Prince, has lots of speed ahead of him in the likes of down-in-class DIFERENTGENERATION, AUNT HILDA, and recent winner LEGAL ACCOUNT, who has changed stables since winning easily on a $250,000 tag on March 19. With DIFERENTGENARATION, in particular, sure to make things pretty hot, the pace should come back to the closer DOC HOLIDAY, who notched his last win over this trip some months ago at this level. The improving claiming apprentice Jerome Innis has the ride. GRAND TRAIN, who found only FABULOUSCONNECTION too good over the straight recently, should provide top apprentice Steadman with yet another winner in the third race over 1100 metres for five-year-olds and up. The 5-y-o grey horse has most appeal in the 10-strong field and gets the nod over the free-running DR DEAREST with former champion Wesley Henry aboard. SUB STRUCTURE, now dropping down two classes for the fourth race over 1100 metres for conditional $180,000 claimers, should come into her own with Steadman astride and win from MANDEYA and BALA BAD GIRL LINKS in a field of 10. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by CONCLUSION (improving rapidly now) and the well-forward first-time runner SUPER COP (working brilliantly), with Omar Walker riding him for 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta in a field of 13 maiden three-year-olds. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) BERRANCA (2) DOC HOLIDAY/LEGAL ACCOUNT (3) GRAND TRAIN/DR DEAREST (4) SUB STRUCTURE/MANDEYA (5) CONCLUSION/MR DOITBETTA (6) SUPER COP
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