Photo above: Jamaica-born jockey, Shaun Bridgmohan.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Mar 5, (CMC) – Jamaica-born reins-man, Shaun Bridgmohan, produced contrasting wins as he scored twice on the 10-race card at Fair Grounds here, last Friday.
The 36-year-old won the curtain-raiser with favourite, Take Cover, before returning to win the day’s final race with 4-1 chance, Et’s Doll.
Bridgmohan has 24 wins from 124 rides in the season, which started last November and wraps up month-end.
He opened his account over 5-1/2 furlongs for the four-year-old and upward maidens, guiding Take Cover to victory by 5-1/2 lengths.
Bridgmohan raced the four-year-old colt just off front-runners, Infiltration and Star Quality, before grabbing the lead in the upper stretch and storming to the finish, impressively.
In race 10, over six furlongs, Bridgmohan paired with the three-year-old filly, Et’s Doll, to narrowly beat the three-year-old maiden fillies by a neck.
Lady Digger made the early running with fractions of 22.62 seconds for the first quarter and 46.52 for the half-mile, with Bridgmohan and Et’s Doll well off the pace.
The pair made good progress at the quarter-pole to be fourth and then chased down the leader in the stretch to get up at the wire.