Four-time champion jockey Dane Nelson rode a three-timer at Caymanas Park on Sunday, including CRIMSON for trainer Gary Subratie in the ‘Lindy’ Delapenha Memorial for overnight-allowance horses at a mile.
Nelson produced CRIMSON with a rail run early in the straight to eyeball SUPREME SOUL, the 2019 Triple Crown winner, who led under pressure from the winner’s stablemate, ATLANTIC BLUE.
Putting his disappointing March 12 run at seven and a half furlongs behind him, CRIMSON powered away from SUPREME SOUL, winning by three and a quarter lengths as the 4-5 favourite.
Nelson won the previous event for three-year-old maidens aboard 6-5 favourite GIANT WHEELER for Jason DaCosta, out-finishing MOROMOTO from the rival barn of champion trainer Anthony Nunes at six and a half furlongs.
SUBBIE, the 4-5 favourite in the second event at a mile, handed Nelson his first winner on the 10-race card, closing from off the pace to easily go by early leader SIR ARJUN BABU.
DaCosta and David Powell saddled two winners apiece on the 10-race card. MORSE CODE handed DaCosta an 8-1 upset win in the fourth event, finishing along the rail with five-time champion jockey Trevor Simpson to overhaul Nelson aboard TRUE BRAVADO at five furlongs round.
Powell opened the card with SYNCHRONIZE, who beat $180,000 optional claimers at six furlongs with Christopher Mamdeen. STEP IN FAITH was Powell’s second winner at odds of 2-1 with Yovuille Pinnock in the sixth event at six furlongs.
Racing continues at the weekend with another Saturday-Sunday meet.