Overcoming a not-so-favorable jump out of the gate, Freddie Santos’ Gomezian won the P1.5 million 2022 Philracom 3YO Sprint last Sunday at the San Lazaro Business and Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite.
Starting the race in dead last, a no-no in a short trip such as 1000 meters, both horse and jockey (Oneal Cortez) remained calm and composed as Eazacky and Club Kensai tried to outmuscle each other for the win up front.
But the last 600-meters became a different story as Gomezian made his move and clawed his way into contention with each stride.
Veteran trainer Danilo “Dabe” de la Cruz in a post-race interview that he was not that concerned with the start as that became Gomezian’s norm for some time now.
The Sakima out of Hot Yoga progeny bred by the Esguerra Farms stopped the clock at 59.4 seconds with clips of 11’-23-25 giving the connections the major chunk of the P900,000 purse.
Second place went to Enigma Uno worth P337,500 for the effort, Eazacky took home third place honors for P187,500, while Roaring Kanyon salvaged fourth and P75,000.