Anthony Nunes and Dane Nelson combine for a double
Champion trainer Anthony Nunes maintained his good form at Caymanas Park on Saturday, saddling two winners for the second straight meet, his fifth in three racedays.
Nunes, who teamed up with jockey Dane Nelson for a jockey-trainer two-timer last Sunday, was at it again with the leading rider, who booted home his UNIVERSAL BOSS in the fifth event at five furlongs straight, winning as the 4-5 favourite.
Nunes second winner was American-bred GRAYDON, running down in class at nine furlongs and 25 yards among $650,000 claimers. Headed off by COROLANDO in the stretch run, GRAYDON rallied with Robert Halledeen to win by a half-length.
Omar Walker rode three winners on the 10-race card, piloting 4-1 chance FRESH CASH to a one-length win over favourite ALHAMDULILLAH at nine furlongs and 25 yards in the second event.
The six-time champion rider returned to land the last two events on the programme, going all the way with 3-2 favourite FEARLESS ABI at four furlongs straight before enjoying an armchair ride astride Richard Azan's SHEPANZA at six and a half furlongs among maiden three-year-olds.
Racing continues at the weekend with the season's first classics, the 1000 and 2000 Guineas, set for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.