Triple for Dane Nelson

first_imgFormer champion jockey Dane Nelson, who recently returned from a successful riding stint in Canada, highlighted yesterday’s annual Jamaica Racehorse Trainers’ Association raceday at Caymanas Park with three winners.His winners were the front-running 6-5 favourite RUNJOHNNY RUN in the fourth race over the straight, this completing a double for trainer Errol Waugh, 4-5 favourite PLATINUM RECORD, who romped the ninth race over 1400 metres for maiden three-year-olds, and LUCKY NINE (made most) at 2-1 for trainer Gary Griffiths in the closing race over 1200 metres for the Trainers’ Association Trophy.Nelson’s triple comes on the back of a double at the Diamond Mile meet on December 10 when resuming his local campaign following an eight-month stint in Canada.LUCKY NINE UNLUCKYLUCKY NINE, unlucky in the fourth race on the previous Saturday, which saw the stewards disqualifying the first three past the post for causing interference to him, rebounded to win by 21/4 lengths from the 99-1 outsider MAJOR FORCE, with female jockey Andree Powell aboard. Highly-fancied MISS MYRTLE bolted prior to the start and was declared a late non-starter. The 3-2 favourite, PROUD PRESIDENT, ran below par to finish out of the frame.Meanwhile, highly fancied MONEY MAGNET, ridden by title-chasing apprentice Bebeto Harvey for trainer Richard Azan, won the opening Dye Job Sprint two-year-old race, while even money favourite WILL IN CHARGE captured the Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings O.J. Memorial Cup ahead of 2-1 second favourite BIRD CATCHER.Patrick Lynch, one of seven trainers honoured by the JRTA on the afternoon, saddled two winners, including the first two home (PLATINUM RECORD, KAMALI STAR) in the ninth race run in his honour. And young Harvey (60 wins) rode two winners to give himself an outside chance of catching long-time leader Omar Walker (67 wins) in the jockeys’ championship with four racedays remaining in 2016.last_img read more

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Exclusive – Manchester United are far from back, Gray warns

first_imgManchester United fans should not be getting carried away with their recent run of good form, Andy Gray has warned.United have bounced back from a poor start to the season to move up to fourth in the Premier League with four successive victories.But Gray insists Louis van Gaal still has plenty to prove and he believes Southampton can end the Red Devils’ winning run on Monday night.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “Although they have had four wins in a row, three of them were against Crystal Palace, Hull and Stoke, and you would expect a decent United side to win those three games.“The only team of any note they have beaten was Arsenal and they were second best for massive spells.“They are far from back Manchester United and I think it is a game Southampton will fancy.”last_img read more

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