RACE 5 – Three-year-old maiden special weight – Mercury Sprint
RACE DISTANCE – Five furlongs straight
JOCKEY: Shane Richardson (chance ride) TRAINER: Anthony Nunes
SPLITS: 22.3 x 45.3 FINAL TIME: 58.3
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Acero, a three-year-old chestnut colt by Lion Tamer – Electrifying sent shocks of excitement through his connections with a blistering win in the Caymanas Wednesday fifth – the Mercury Sprint.
Acero trained by champion Anthony Nunes and ridden by Shane Richardson, a late replacement for Richard Reid, stayed with the leaders for the first two furlongs and then accelerated with purpose on the inside rails to leave all rivals in his wake.
In this impressive performance, Acero, a half-brother to Patriarch and Universal Boss clocked a fast 58.3 with blazing splits of 22.3 x 45.3.
Acero’s final time was one second faster than the time done by the filly Mum just a race before.
Father Riel (Bebeto Harvey) was second, and Vanquisher (Shane Ellis) finished third.
|RACE 5 **MERCURY SPRINT** NB3YO MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT 1000M/5FUR ST 2:10 PM|
|2||3||Father Riel||Bebeto Harvey||4-1||$52.50|
|4||7||Iannai Links||Anthony Thomas||7-1|
|5||4||Press Conference||Kawise Gentle||49-1|
|Trainer: Anthony Nunes|
|LNS: #5 Elim Man; #2 Quiet Boss – Shane Richardson rides #11 Acero|
|Splits:22.3 x 45.3 – Time: 58.3 – Margins: 5 1/4 by 3 1/4 – 10 RAN|