KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jockey Dane Nelson got his Sunday work day off and running when he guided the Ryan Darby trained Secret Traveller to the winning post in the second of nine races at Caymanas Park moments ago.
Nelson pushed Secret Traveller to dispute the early fractions with Pakman (Tevin Foster) in the Optional Claimer ($650,000 – $600,000) for four-year-olds and upwards – non-winners of four run at a distance of 6 ½ furlongs.
After a brief tussle with Pakman, Secret Traveller pushed ahead after which there were challengers winning by an expanding 5 ½ lengths.
Pleasant Secret (Paul Francis) was second with Key Witness (Anthony Thomas) finishing in the third slot.
|RACE 2 OPT CLM $650K-$600K (3YO&UP) (NB4YO&UP/NW2) (IMP4YO&UP/MDN) 1300M/6-1/2FUR 1:05PM|
|1||3||Secret Traveller||Dane Nelson||1-1||$101||$55.00|
|2||2||Pleasant Secret||Paul Francis||6-1||$74.00|
|3||7||Key Witness||Anthony Thomas||7-1||$75.00|
|4||5||Bold Sami||Christopher Mamdeen||3-1|
|TRAINER: Ryan Darby|
|Splits23.2 x 46.3 x 1:12.3 – Time: 1:201.1 – Margins:5 1/2 by a head – 8 RAN|