Nelson falls as Nuh Vex cops 'Foggy' Mullings feature
BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER
The jockey's championship took a strange twist of fate when leading rider Dane Nelson fell from his mount, Carpe Diem, in the seventh race, and was unable to ride for the rest of the day.
Official information from the medical team at the racetrack stated that the reigning champion was shaken from the fall but was not injured, and as a precautionary measure, he was advised not to ride for the rest of the day. It was advice, which Nelson decided to take. Nelson's fall came after he had ridden two winners, Jovoun The Master and Border Line, thereby extending his lead in the championship over main rival Omar Walker. At the time of his fall, Nelson was an overall five wins ahead of Walker. And, that's how is stood at the end of the 10-race programme.
Former minister of finance and a true lover of horse racing Seymour 'Foggy' Mullings would have been very pleased with the finish of the inaugural cup race named in his honour. The race ended in a close finish with Nux Vex (Dick Cardenas) just holding off the challenge of Sheza Boss Lady (Trevor Simpson) after leading for most of the seven-and-a-half furlongs.
Odds on favourite Red Flag floundered in the straight, finishing in fourth place.
Nuh Vex is a four-year-old brown gelding by War Marshall-Princess Chioneso and is trained by Anthony Smith.
Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Boxing Day (December 26) with the big Supreme Ventures sponsored raceday.