Locomotive speeds to facile victory in Caymanas Sunday (December 27) first

Locomotive with Oshane Nugent in the saddle winning the first race on the last race day of 2020.
Locomotive with Oshane Nugent in the saddle winning the first race on the last race day of 2020.

RACE TYPE: Three-year-olds and upwards claiming ($250,000 – $200,000)

DISTANCE: Four furlongs straight

KINGSTON, Jamaica – With both the top riders Dane Nelson and Anthony Thomas not riding today, in form apprentice Oshane Nugent used the opportunity to guide the Nicholas Smith trained Locomotive to victory in the first of 11 races on the Caymanas Sunday (December 27) offering.

It was an easy outing for Locomotive who went off at even money as all Nugent had to do was keep five-year-old gelding on a straight path, which he did without any fuss.

Sweet Destiny was second with Cruising Motion filling the third slot.

Locomotive was winning for the fifth time from 34 career starts and trainer Smith was saddling his third winner in 2020.

RACE 1 3YO&UP OPTIONAL CLAIMING ($250,000-$200,000) 800M/5FUR ST 11:00 AM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place q
1 5 Locomotive Oshane Nugent 1-1 $100 $59.00
2 12 Sweet Destiny Roger Hewitt 2-1 $66.00
3 7 Cruising Motion Aaron Chatrie 12-1 $134.00
4 4 Flying Bullet Orlando Foster 99-1
5 8 Jason’s Gold Richard Henry 75-1
TRAINER: Nicholas Smith
Reyan Lewis rides #3 Awesome Cat; Orlando Foster rides #4 Flying Bullet
Splits: 22.4 – Time: 46.0 – Margins: 1 3/4 x 6 1/4 – 12 RAN
Ex:$257 T/Fecta:$147 S/Fecta:$19,586
Qu:$131 Hi-5:c/o$83,963.04

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