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Thomas, DaCosta steal spotlight at the track

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer
Jockey  Anthony Thomas (right)  winning aboard LADY CARMEN in the fifth race at Caymanas Park on Saturday. STAN ROY (Dane Nelson, left) was second.
Jockey Anthony Thomas (right) winning aboard LADY CARMEN in the fifth race at Caymanas Park on Saturday. STAN ROY (Dane Nelson, left) was second.

ANTHONY THOMAS, the 2018 champion jockey, reeled off four winners yesterday, three for former champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, including United States-bred SIR ALTON in the War Zone Sprint.

Thomas’ four-timer kept him within striking distance of leading rider Dane Nelson, who had notched four wins on Saturday.

Thomas’ four-timer moved him to 36 wins, three behind Nelson, a three-time champion, who came up nil on yesterday’s 10-race card after accounting for the Jamaica Oaks among his four winners on Saturday.

Thomas’ four wins included an exciting finish at five furlongs straight, a short-head victory in the second astride DaCosta’s SERGEANT RECKLESS, outbattling Shane Ellis, aboard PAKMAN.

After chasing down SHE’S A HIT with SIR ALTON, Thomas closed DaCosta’s three-timer with KING ARTHUR in the sixth, finishing clear of MONEY MONSTER at six and a half furlongs.

Thomas closed his tally with another pitch battle in the following race at five furlongs straight, using CAPTUREMYSHIP to chase in-form SUPERBOLT off the lead before scoring by two and a half lengths.

Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.