Supreme Soul wins Jamaica Derby
Jockey Shane Ellis aboard Supreme Soul.
SUPREME SOUL on Saturday outstayed SENTIENT to win the 12-furlong Jamaica Derby by two lengths, handing jockey Shane Ellis and trainer Anthony Nunes their third victory as a team.
SUPREME SOUL led from the start but was attacked by SENTIENT, with apprentice Christopher Mamdeen, five furlongs out. SENTIENT turned for home with a two-length lead but was worn down by the 2000 Guineas and Governor's Cup winner inside the last half-furlong.
Nunes' TRICKY ONE finished third, pushing his earnings to more than $40m, approximately $17m clear of 18-time reigning champion, Wayne DaCosta.
Meanwhile, DaCosta won two events on the 12-race card, sending a strong message with his two-year-old debutant, ENGLAND'S ROSE, a full sister to top campiagner SHE'S A MANEATER.
ENGLAND ROSE made all from post-position one at three furlongs straight, handing female apprentice Abigail Able her first career win.
Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Sunday with BIGDADDYKOOL hoping to topple topweight WILL IN CHARGE in the nine-furlong Viceroy Trophy.