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Eroy stamps class on overnight allowance

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer
Eroy (left), ridden by Anthony Thomas, wins the three-year-old and up Overnight Allowance over nine furlongs and 20 metres at Caymanas Park, yesterday.
Eroy (left), ridden by Anthony Thomas, wins the three-year-old and up Overnight Allowance over nine furlongs and 20 metres at Caymanas Park, yesterday.

EROY took over from HARRY’S TRAIN three furlongs out and turned back LEGALITY in the straight, reversing the form of his previous run, to score a two-length win in yesterday’s overnight allowance at nine furlongs and 25 yards.

After meekly surrendering to EL PROFESSOR and finishing down the track at seven and a half furlongs two weeks ago, finishing behind DEJAE’S BOY and UNCLE FRANK, EROY returned to turn the tables with a convincing victory at odds of 3-1.

Cheap-speed HARRY’S TRAIN offered no resistance when Anthony Thomas attacked with EROY. LEGALITY was ridden to give chase entering the straight but was safely held by EROY, who clocked 1:56.2.

BIG BIG DADDY closed for third whereas his stablemate, ONE DON, broke slow and never got going in the eight-horse field, a contrasting run after two strong victories on the trot.

EROY was the first of back-to-back winners for leading rider Anthony Thomas, who closed the nine-race card with an easy win astride short-priced favourite FEARLESS CHAMPION, extending his lead to 11 over Dane Nelson.

Monday racing takes a break for the remainder of the month, Saturday meets only, resuming Emancipation Day, August 2, as part of Super-4 Week, four meets in eight days, which kicks off Saturday, July 31.

Super-4 Week is completed by the Jamaica Derby on Independence Day, Friday, August 6, followed by a Saturday meet.

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