KINGSTON, Jamaica – It was as close as it could possibly be in today’s (July 5) ninth race.
In a finish for the ages, Top Shelf with Anthony Thomas in the saddle and Enuffisenuff with Omar Walker replacing Dane Nelson fought out the ‘mother of all finishes’ in a Restricted Allowance contest for four-year-olds and upwards run over 5 ½ furlongs.
Top Shelf took over the lead with a furlong to go but Walker after navigating some traffic issues in the early portion of the straight brought Enuffisenuff with a scorching run and just failed by literally a hair to gain victory. The official distance was listed as a nose.
Sir Kel was 4 ½ lengths behind in third.
Top Shelf who clocked a time of 1:06.4, completed a triple for Thomas and a double for trainer Wayne DaCosta.
|RACE 9 REST ALLOW IV (4YOS&UP/NW3) 1100MS/5 1/2FUR 5:15 PM|
|1||10||Top Shelf||Anthony Thomas||7-2||$235||$88|
|3||12||Sir Kel||O’brien White||28-1||$251.00|
|TRAINER: Wayne DaCosta|
|LNS:#13 Extruder – Omar Walker rides #2 Enuffisenuff|
|Splits: 23.1 x 46.2 – Time:1:06.4 – Margins: nose x 4 1/2 – 12 RAN|