FRONT RUNNER THE Supreme Ventures Triple Crown series for native bred two-year-olds commences its 12th season at Caymanas Park today\ with the first race in the series, the $2.95 million Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy over 1200 metres taking the spotlight. The series, which offers $11.4 million in total prize money, will continue on November 26 with the $3.6 million Pick-3 Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres, before culminating on Boxing Day, December 27, with the $4 million Supreme Ventures Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile. Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, who has dominated the series with 12 wins since it started in 2005, holds a strong hand – as usual – with three challengers, led by the unbeaten pair of SHE’S A MANEATER, under leading jockey Omar Walker and ARMAGEDDON, with Ameth Robles up, as well as MR. UNIVERSE. SHE’S A MANEATER and ARMAGEDDON were impressive in victory on their only outing, the filly SHE’S A MANEATER looking awesome in winning the $1 million Front Runner Sprint over 1100 metres by 10 lengths (eased) in the smart time of 1:05.3, one of the fastest ever recorded by a two-year-old. This filly by Natural Selection out of the 2009 ‘Horse of the Year’, Ahwhofah, is obviously a special brand and having looked razor sharp at exercise in her preparation, could do something out of the ordinary. DaCosta also believes that ARMAGEDDON has a touch of class, having won his only race by the proverbial city block recently. The son of Nuclear Wayne galloped 5 1/2 furlongs in a fast 1:06.3 at exercise some days ago and is focused enough to ensure that my selection, SHE’S A MANEATER, is extended. Other firm fancies on the Cash Pot raceday programme are FIERY PATH to go one better in the first race, DYSFUNCTIONAL to do likewise in the third, PRINCE KAMALI in the fourth and SHADE OF BEAUTY in the seventh.
Continuing the evolution of television marketing, CBS said Tuesday a “micro-series” will air in seven installments of a minute or less and be available online and by cell phone. “The Courier,” described by the network as a serialized drama about a man risking his life to rescue his kidnapped wife, will debut next Tuesday during the first-act commercial break of “CSI: Miami” (9 p.m. EST) and conclude during “Criminal Minds” on Feb. 1. The first chapter will be 60 seconds; the rest will be 40 seconds in length and will air in the first-act break after 9 p.m. EST on series including “Cold Case.” It won’t air on Jan. 28 or Jan. 31. In the series, a “mystery man” named iiro follows clues and performs “a sequence of death-defying tasks” to save his wife, the network said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Iiro Seppanen will play the character iiro, whose adventures include what Seppanen has become known for, CBS said: daring acts of BASE parachute jumping, with BASE an acronym for buildings, antennae, spans and the Earth. Viewers can follow the story in more detail on the Internet at CBS.com, where the segments will be available after the TV broadcast along with an interactive storyline with its own set of clues and a sweepstakes with a car as the prize. Pontiac is the series’ sole sponsor. After the TV airing, episodes of “The Courier” also can be seen on cell phones via Verizon Wireless V Cast Service, CBS said.