Jockey Anthony Thomas makes it two on Mamacita in Caymanas Saturday 4th

Mamacita (Anthony Thomas) on the outside and Mother Nature (Dane nelson) locked in battle. Mamacita won by a neck. (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Mamacita (Anthony Thomas) on the outside and Mother Nature (Dane nelson) locked in battle. Mamacita won by a neck. (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The vintage form of co-champion jockey with Dane Nelson, Anthony Thomas continued apace when he notched his second winner on the day aboard Mamacita in the Caymanas Saturday fourth. This race was an optional claimer ($250,000 – $200,000) for three-year-olds and upwards travelling four furlongs.

Mamacita trained by Nicholas Smith, was rushed out of gate one by Thomas in this short straight sprint. Mamacita was carried to the middle of the track by Thomas and was closely followed Mother Nature with Nelson in the saddle.

The two fought hard on their mounts with Thomas and Mamacita coming out victorious by a neck over Mother Nature. Third was Smarty Tradition.

Mamacita was winning for the fifth time from 25 career starts.

RACE 4 3YO&UP CLAIMING ($250,000-$200,000) 800M/4FUR ST 11:05 AM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 1 Mamacita Anthony Thomas 2-1 $163 $91.00
2 3 Mother Nature Dane Nelson 9-1 $163.00
3 10 Smarty Tradition Roger Hewitt 94-1 $432.00 `
4 4 Big Dream Mathew Bennett 5-2
5 9 Doom Patrol Aaron Chatrie 1-1
Trainer: Nicholas Smith
Splits: 23.0 – Time: 47.1 – Margins: neck by 1 1/2 – 12 RAN
EX:$1,149 T/Fecta:$14,225 Triple:$1,144
Qu:$666 S/Fecta:$30,335 Hi-5:$11,622
D/E: $639
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