|Okairy M. and jockey Edwin Castro get closer to the finish line at the Clásico Día De Reyes.|
The native four year old mare, Okairy M., dominated each step of the 1,700 meters to impose on the Clásico Día De Reyes, held this past Friday, January 6, at the Hipódromo Camarero as part of the Five Year Anniversary celebration of the managing enterprise of the racing oval at Canóvanas.
Okairy M. was conducted by Edwin Castro, who took advantage of the absence of sprinter rivals to allow the mare be placed in front of the first meters. Thus, aided by a comfortable pace which was established during the first half of the event, saved energies for the instance where the favorite Altiva was strongly placed in second, but not becoming a real threat for the winner.
In the last stretch Okairy M. presented great stamina unlinking herself from Altiva to cross the finish line with an advantage of eight lengths, stopping the teletimer at 1:47.12, for the distance. Felicidad finished third and Dulce Agar fourth and last.
The winner, product of Haras Santa Isabel, is owned by Anadelma stable and trained by Ramón Morales. Won its twelveth ocasion in a history of eighteen official participations.
The Pick-6 payed $1,579.85 with six winners and $15.25 with five. The winning combination was 3 – 3 – 4 – 2 – 5 – 7.
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