Above and Beyond – in imperious nick – wins impressively to stake strong 1000 Guineas Classic claim

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Above and Beyond - Dane Nelson (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
ABOVE AND BEYOND NELSON DANE MAR 7 2020 2
A lonely Above and Beyond with Dane Nelson in the saddle. (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Above and Beyond, a three-year-old chestnut filly by Blue Pepsi Lodge – Rumble moved to the favourite’s position to win the 1000 Guineas following a commanding run just moments ago in the BGLC/TOBA sponsored series of races at Caymanas Park.

Racing for the first time this year after suffering from sore shins at the back-end of last year, Above and Beyond ridden by Dane Nelson and trained by Anthony Nunes tracked the early leaders Nipster (Anthony Thomas – 1-1) and Task Force (Dane Dawkins – 52-1) for the first four furlongs of the one-mile event.

Leaving the half-mile pole, Above and Beyond was almost level with Task Force but when they entered the straight, the filly pressed on her class to romp home by 6 ½ lengths in a final time of 1:39.3.

Nipster racing for the first time under the care of trainer Gary Subratie was second with DenDen third.

This was the second winner on the Saturday card for both Nunes and Nelson.

RACE 7 **BGLC/TOBA YEARLING SALES RACE #3** REST STAKES (NB3YO) 1600M/8FUR 3:43PPM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 5 Above and Beyond Dane Nelson 2-5 $73.00
2 2 Nipster Anthony Thomas 1-1
3 6 DenDen Christopher Mamdeen 16-1
4 3 Task Force Dane Dawkins 52-1
5 4 Sencity Simon Husbands 9-2
Trainer: Anthony Nunes
Dane Dawkins rides # 3 Task Force
Splits: 23.4 x 47.1 x 1:11.2 – Time: 1:39.3 – Margins: 6 1/2 x 9 – 6 RAN
EX:139 T/Fecta:$60 Triple:$441
D/E:$149 Pick-4:$1,292