KINGSTON, Jamaica – He waited until the ninth race to once again display his immense talent as a jockey.
Jockey Dane “Warrior Chief” Nelson in a command performance brought Race Car with a scorching drive in the stretch to catch and beat Sentient (Robert Halledeen) and Master of Hall (Raddesh Roman) in that order.
The race won yesterday at Caymanas Park by Race Car was an Open Allowance contest run over 7 ½ furlongs. The winning time done by Race Car, a trainee at the Spencer Chung barn was 1:32.0.
At the off as is usually the case Race Car was tardy, and raced at the back of the field with the nine runners being led by Sentient and Master of Hall.
The latter two was having a battle royal with neither giving any quarter. Nelson really started to work on Race Car with 3 ½ furlongs left in the race but had to go wide as Sentient and Master of Hall were still battling.
The after burners were turned called on by Nelson and Race Car went into the overdrive mode still on the outside to create a bang-up blanket finish involving the three horses.
Nelson pumping the gas as hard as ever got was able to get the chequered flag beating Sentient by a head who in turn was a short-head in front of Master of Hall.
The return to competitive racing of 2018 Horse of the Year, Will In Charge after a break of 403 days was lukewarm.
This was the second winner on the day for Chung.
|RACE 9 OPEN OVER ALLOW (3YOS&UP) 1500M/7 1/2FUR 5:11 PM|
|1||1||Race Car||Dane Nelson||1-1||$107||$52.50|
|3||8||Master Of Hall||Raddesh Roman||3-1||$67.00|
|4||2||Uncle Frank||Phillip Parchment||16-1|
|5||7||Princess Annie||Paul Francis||54-1|
|TRAINER: Spencer Chung|
|Splits:23.3 x 46.3 x 1:00.3 – Time:1:32.0 – Margins: head by a short head – 9 RAN|