Fighting Valbee gets the winning job done after long wait in Caymanas Sunday sixth

Ramon Nepare with Michael Marlowe. (File Photo)
Ramon Nepare with Michael Marlowe. (File Photo)

RACE TYPE – Maiden Condition for four-year-olds and upwards   

DISTANCE – Four furlongs  

KINGSTON, Jamaica – It took the Michael Marlowe trained – apprentice Ramon Nepare ridden Fighting Valbee all of 15 starts to win her first race. Fighting Valbee was winning after coming off a break of 505 days.

The four-year-old filly was successful in the sixth race on the Caymanas  Sunday card.

Nepare, who was also earning his first win since the start of this year had to pull out all the stops to achieve his goal as Riddim Up (Anthony Thomas) was a persistent challenger especially in the final yardage.

Yet, the young man stood firm and got his long awaited success.

Second went to Riddim Up and third was Uncle Bally (Oshane Nugent).

RACE 6 MAID COND (4YOS&UP) 4FURLONGS 3:00 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 5 Fighting Valbee Ramon Nepare 4-1 $252 $85.00
2 8 Riddim Up Anthony Thomas 8-2 $79.00
3 6 Uncle Bally Oshane Nugent 9-5 $63.00
4 9 Unpredictable Shavon Townsend 26-1
5 1 It’s All I Linton Steadman 5-2
Trainer: Michael Marlowe
LNS:#4 Nuclear Weapon, #10 Little Buzz, #7 King Livity
Splits: 23.2 – Time: 48.3 – Margins: 3/4 by 1 – 9 RAN
Ex:$3,808 T/Fecta:$1,293 Triple:$6,934
Q:1,607 S/Fecta:$38,325 D/E:3-7$59
D/E:$2,207 Reggae-6:$34,516

 

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