Versatile Vision and Dane Nelson dig deep to land Caymanas Sunday (March 7) first – Nelson down for rest of the day

Versatile Vision under strong handling by jockey Dane Nelson holding Miss Hillington (Anthony Thomas) and Roses for Elle (Paul Francis). (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Versatile Vision under strong handling by jockey Dane Nelson holding Miss Hillington (Anthony Thomas) and Roses for Elle (Paul Francis). (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Versatile Vision – Dane Nelson (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

RACE TYPE: Four-year-olds and upwards (non-winners of two)

RACE DISTANCE: 6 furlongs SPLITS: 23.1` x 47.1

FINAL TIME: 1:15.2

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Racing for the second time this year Versatile Vision was all pluck and grit when she held off all-comers to win the first of eight races on the Caymanas Sunday (March 7) race card.

Jockey Dane Nelson, the current leader in the standings, relaxed the 2-5 favourite Versatile Vision in third as Triple Seven (Jerome Innis) carried the field with splits of 23.1 x 47.1.

Nelson started his winning move in earnest on the outside when the horses were rounding the final bend before straightening up for the stretch drive.

Versatile Vision, the Anthony Nunes trainee did not waste any time in taking over but started to shorten with a furlong left as Miss Hillington (Anthony Thomas) and Roses for Elle (Paul Francis) emerged from the pack behind.

In a duel involving the three horses the strength of Nelson brought home Versatile Vision by a neck over Miss Hillington, who also had a neck to spare on Roses for Elle.

After winning on Versatile Vision it was announced that Nelson would not be riding for the rest of the day.

RACE 1 4YO&UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (FILLIES& MARES) 1200M/6FUR 12:45 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 10 Versatile Vision Dane Nelson 2-5 $74 $55.00
2 5 Miss Hillington Anthony Thomas 19-1 $127.00
3 3 Roses For Elle Paul Francis 7-2 $66.00
4 9 Strike At Will Samantha Fletcher 47-1
5 8 Chennai Express Dane Dawkins 7-1
TRAINER: Anthony Nunes
Splits: 23.1 x 47.1 – Time: 1:15.2 – Margins: neck by a neck – 13 RAN
Ex:$718 T/Fecta:$746 Hi-5:$24,626
Qu:$362 S/Fecta:$12,848

 

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