KINGSTON, Jamaica – In another close race, Oneofakind was able to continue his winning streak with victory in the Caymanas Saturday ninth.
That fourth win by Oneofakind, trained by Anthony Nunes and ridden by Dane Nelson came at the Open Allowance level racing at the distance of nine furlongs and 25 yards.
After the horses left their starting stalls in front of the stands, it was Legality (Oshane Nugent) who set off in front followed by King Arthur (Anthony Thomas) and Crimson (Christopher Mamdeen).
At this point in the contest, Oneofakind was lurking in fifth place with the Horse of the Year and even money favourite Nipster in the second to last slot with Hover Craft behind.
Leaving the five-furlong marker Roy Rogers (Jordan Barrett) took over but was quickly passed by King Arthur who entered the straight with the advantage with Crimson and Oneofakind nearby on the outside coming with their final efforts.
A ding-dong battle between Oneofakind and Crimson then developed as King Arthur faded a bit with Hover Craft flying on the wide outside.
In a titanic struggle, Oneofakind just got home by a head over Crimson with Hover Craft third.
Nipster failed to produced his usual late kick finishing down the track.
The winning time was 1:57.2.
Oneofakind was the second winner on the day for Nunes.
|RACE 9 3YO&UP OPEN ALLOWANCE 1820M/9FUR & 25YARDS 4:45 PM|
|3||8||Hover Craft||Dick Cardenas||29-1||$387.00|
|4||6||King Arthur||Anthony Thomas||2-1|
|TRAINER: Anthony Nunes|
|Splits: 23.3 x 51.0 x 1:16.3 x 1:42.2 - Time: 1:57.2 - Margins: head by 3/4 - 9 RAN|