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Slam dunk for Shane Doan


Lindon Yarde

Slam dunk for Shane Doan
Trainer Andrew Nunes (left) and Lluel Rawlins, of owners Fab Five, leading Shane Doan into the winner’s enclosure with jockey Rickey Walcott aboard. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

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Shane Doan coasted to a fifth consecutive success when he easily disposed of the field in the feature Amory Phillips GCM Memorial Handicap over 1 100 metres for three-year-olds and older rated 95-75 yesterday at the Garrison Savannah.

Carrying the top impost of 130 pounds, jockey Rickey Walcott had little to do other than steer the Fab Five-owned bay gelding home by two lengths on the Hall Of Fame Raceday.

The seven-year-old, which is trained by leading conditioner Andrew “Busha” Nunes, won in a time of 1:06.1 minutes on the good-to-firm track.

Drawn one and two, respectively, Sir Jimmy and Joshua rushed to the lead, only to find the 1-4 favourite Shane Doan on the outside travelling swiftly. Walcott then unleashed Shane Doan at the top of the hill and the pair sped to a comfortable victory. (LY)

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