Jamaica Observer / Two-time champion jockey Shane Ellis was at his typical best when guiding the Tainiya Kerr-owned Another Bullet to a two-and-a-quarter length win in the $1-million Ash Wednesday Trophy feature at Caymanas Park yesterday. Ellis broke Another Bullet on top but immediately took the six-year-old bay horse off the lead as Twilight Dreams , under Dick Cardenas, shot to the front like a scared hare, opening up five lengths over Princess Emanuelle (Oneil Scott) and Birdie My Love (Javaniel Patterson).
Running the half-mile (800m) turn, Ellis and Another Bullet took their time rounding horses to go in chase of Twilight Dreams , the latter looking to steal the race.
Turning for home, Ellis put his hands on the trigger of Another Bullet who responded with a burst of speed, scooping by rivals for an emphatic win. Princess Emanuelle was second with Lottery Ticket (Omar Walker) third. Another Bullet ran six-and-a-half furlongs in 1:19.3.
It was the second winner for Ellis as he had earlier won aboard Simply Outrageous in the third race for trainer Dwight Chen over nine furlongs and 25 yards (1,820m).
Also, with two winners on the 10-race programme were trainers Wayne DaCosta and Carl Anderson and jockey Omar Walker. DaCosta and Walker teamed up to win with Yaya’s Dream in the fifth race and Drummer Boy in the seventh. Anderson saddled My Way (Linton Steadman) in the second and Jamaican Citizen (Dick Cardenas) in the eighth.
Two new trainers – Derrick Roman and Donovan Russell – won their first career race. Roman saddled Minniffia in the first race, while Russell won with Senor Kwanzi in the sixth.