The PCSO-sponsored 3YO Maiden Stakes produced no surprises as Mommy Caring (Striding Ahead out of On A Mission bred by the Esguerra Farm and Stud of businessman/sportsman Hermie Esguerra) of “Big Boss” James Anthony Rabano simply blasted the opposition away as the gates opened clocking 1:29.4(12′-23′-25-28′) in the 1400-meter race. Sharing the top plum of P600-thousand are trainer Ramon Nartea and jockey Lester de Jesus.
P225-thousand, P125-thousand and P50-thousand went to All Too Easy, Shanghai Sheikh and Stand By Me, respectively.
Meanwhile, in the Philippine Racing Commission-sponsored 3YO Maiden Stake for Local and Imported runners likewise did not surprise anyone as pre-race favorite Super Ninja (Ghostzapper out of Divine Beauty) owned by former basketball superstar Paolo de Villa Mendoza went unchallenged from gate to
wire registering a time of 1:42.6(24-24′-25′-28′) for the 1600-meter journey and giving the connections the top purse of P600-thousand (trainer former jockey Norman Cagatin and jockey Pabz Cabalejo) at the San Lazaro Business and Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite last Sunday.
She Is Rich Enough, Sir Prancealot and Tokyo Tokyo Rumba grabbed their share of the P1-million purse as runners-up (P225-thousand, P125-thousand and P50-thousand, respectively).