Blistering Acero sparkles in Caymanas Wednesday fifth

Acero - Shane Richardson (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Acero - Shane Richardson (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Trainer Anthony Nunes (left) and jockey Shane Richardson watch the replay of Acero’s victory. (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

RACE 5 – Three-year-old maiden special weight – Mercury Sprint

RACE DISTANCE – Five furlongs straight

JOCKEY: Shane Richardson (chance ride) TRAINER: Anthony Nunes

SPLITS: 22.3 x 45.3 FINAL TIME: 58.3

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Acero, a three-year-old chestnut colt by Lion Tamer – Electrifying sent shocks of excitement through his connections with a blistering win in the Caymanas Wednesday fifth – the Mercury Sprint.

Acero trained by champion Anthony Nunes and ridden by Shane Richardson, a late replacement for Richard Reid, stayed with the leaders for the first two furlongs and then accelerated with purpose on the inside rails to leave all rivals in his wake.

In this impressive performance, Acero, a half-brother to Patriarch and Universal Boss clocked a fast 58.3 with blazing splits of 22.3 x 45.3.

Acero’s final time was one second faster than the time done by the filly Mum just a race before.

Father Riel (Bebeto Harvey) was second, and Vanquisher (Shane Ellis) finished third.

RACE 5 **MERCURY SPRINT** NB3YO MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT 1000M/5FUR ST 2:10 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 11 Acero Shane Richardson 1-9 $56 $53
2 3 Father Riel Bebeto Harvey 4-1 $52.50
3 5 Vanquisher Shane Ellis 9-2 $52.50
4 7 Iannai Links Anthony Thomas 7-1
5 4 Press Conference Kawise Gentle 49-1
Trainer: Anthony Nunes
LNS: #5 Elim Man; #2 Quiet Boss – Shane Richardson rides #11 Acero
Splits:22.3 x 45.3 – Time: 58.3 – Margins: 5 1/4 by 3 1/4 – 10 RAN
Ex:$183 T/Fecta:$47 S/Fecta:$97
Qu:$110 Triple:$338 Hi-5:$158
D/E:109

 

 

 

 

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