Blue Vinyl claim St Leger after 2000 Guineas win
2000 Guineas winner Blue Vinyl in all its glory with Raddesh Roman in the saddle. (Pictures: Garfield Robinson)
Bread Vinylin a devastating race, won the 2022 Jamaica 2000 Guineas Classic (one mile) at Caymanas Park on Sunday, June 5.
Owned by MNM Racing Stable, trained by Patrick Lynch and ridden by Raddesh Roman, the chestnut colt won the three-year-old colt and gelding class by 11 lengths in a time of 1:37.4. The fractions were 23.3 x 46.0 x 1:11.3.
From post number one, blue vinyl broke in the middle of the pack and looked like Yellowstone (Anthony Thomas) led the Guineas field by 12 down the straight ahead Brinks (Reyan Lewis), EmperorofCats (Bebeto Harvey), and Morimoto (Robert Halleden).
blue vinyl appeared on the approach to the five furlongs (1,000m) point when he slipped to fourth place, as Brinks took over at the front, leading the peloton around the half-mile (800 m) corner.
Then up the path, blue vinyl began to soar, and with a flash of sustained acceleration thrown by everyone, to secure a commanding victory seven points ahead of Brinks (second) and EmperorofCats (third).
TRAINER COMMENTS — PATRICK LYNCH
“After The Kingston, we calmed down with him. We gave him (blue vinyl) only two gallops before this race because he is not difficult to train. But then again, he has some issues that we had to take care of, so we had to take it easy on him. I’ve never had any doubts about the weight, like if you look at the horse, how he’s built, he’s built to carry weight and so I don’t have a problem with that.
JOCKEY COMMENTS — RADDESH ROMAN
“I never worried about the number one draw. I knew my horse is a very talented racer because anything I ask him to do, he will do. Going into this race, I listened carefully to the instructions of the trainer that everyone will go down the half mile so I have to watch the leaders and make my decision carefully Once I got a clear run at the top of the lane I know my horse was going to deliver .
In a cohort of unimpressive three-year-olds, blue vinyl improves at the right time and depending on his winning style, the 10 furlongs of the St Leger and the 12 furlongs of the Jamaica Derby won’t be a problem. A rather interesting clash against the other three-year-old star Atomic prepares for St Léger.
It was nice to see the performance of Brinksthe highest-rated two-year-old of last season. Brink’s The performance in the Guineas gave hope that he will finally succeed in the races to come.
Perfect Brew, who finished second to The Kingston, did not appear at the 2000 Guineas. This to the experts is an indication that all is not well, or that he simply hasn’t shown the necessary three-way improvement. Truth be told, we have a mediocre group of three-year-old colts and geldings.
Solomon Sharpe (second from left), Executive Chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, presents the 2000 Guineas trophy to Patrick Lynch, trainer of winning horse, Blue Vinyl. Looking on at left are Gary Peart, Executive Chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited, and Davian Lynch, son of Coach.
Trainer Patrick Lynch leads his classic Blue Vinyl winner. The jockey is Raddesh Roman.