KINGSTON, Jamaica – It was so easy for Universal Boss as the four-year-old bay gelding earned his fourth career victory, this time is an Optional Claimer ($1,000,000 – $850,000) for four-year-olds and upwards non-winners of four running over a distance of 6 ½ furlongs.
Drawn at post-position one with Simon Husbands in the saddle, Universal Boss moved quickly alongside the rails to be with the earlier leaders, stablemate Baltusrol (Dane Nelson – 7-1) running without the nominated tongue tie on and Kingsman (Omar Walker – 4/5) on the outside.
Universal Boss then responded to the request to go from Husbands leaving the three-furlong marker and that was that for the rest of the nine runners as Universal Boss was imperious in victory winning by 5 ¼ lengths over Baltusrol and Royal Aviator. The final time was a fast 1:19.0.
This was the second win on today’s card for champion trainer Anthony Nunes.
|RACE 5 OPT CLM $1M-$850K (3YO&UP)(NB4YO&UP/NW4) 1300M/6-1/2FUR 2:35PM|
|1||1||Universal Boss||Simon Husbands||1-2||$78.00||$58.00|
|3||6||Royal Aviator||Daniel Satchell||99-1||$483.00|
|4||4||Ricky Ricardo||Abigail Able||16-1|
|5||7||Mr Ambassador||Dane Dawkins||47-1|
|TRAINER: Anthony Nunes|
|Daniel Satchell rides #6 Royal Aviator|
|Splits: 23.0 x 46.0 x 1:11.2 – Time: 1:19.0 – Margins: 5 1/4 x 3 – 10 RAN|