Despite early mishap Dane Nelson brings home Legality in Caymanas Sunday 5th – second win on the day for ‘Warrior Chief’

Dane Nelson in a bustling display was able to win atop Legality (#5). (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Dane Nelson in a bustling display was able to win atop Legality (#5). (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

Legality – (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Even early interference which caused jockey Dane Nelson (Warrior Chief) to check sharply could not stop Legality from winning the fifth event on the Caymanas Sunday card a short while ago.

Nelson after pulling back his mount in the $1 million – $900,000 Optional Claimer (5 ½ furlongs) did not rush but guided Legality along a clear path and with a bustling and strong effort in the straight got Legality to find top gear for the win.

Trained by champion Anthony Nunes, Legality recorded a time of 1:06.1 for the distance.

Mr Universe (Dick Cardenas) was second with 6-5 favourite Drummer Boy (Anthony Thomas) third.

Drummer Boy pitched at the start and was never able to recover.

Legality was Nelson second winner thus far on the Sunday programme.

He is now eight behind leader Anthony Thomas in the race for jockeys’ honours.

RACE 5 $1M-900,000 OPT CLAIM(3YOS&UP) 5 1/2FURLONGS 1:55 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 5 Legality Dane Nelson 2-1 $171 $65
2 9 Mr Universe Dick Cardenas 9-2 $59.00
3 1 Drummer Boy Anthony Thomas 6-5 $54.00
4 8 Nuclear Thunder Paul Francis 10-1
5 4 Secret Trevaller Christopher Mamdeen 46-1
Trainer: Anthony Nunes
Phillip Parchment rides #7 El Profesor
Splits:22.3 x 45.4 – Time:1:06.1 – Margins: 3/4 x 3/4 – 9 RAN
EX:$861 T/Fecta:$264 S/Fecta:$1,674
D/E:$264 Triple:$11,594 Hi-5: $5,290
Pick-4:: $133,674
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