KINGSTON, Jamaica – The second race in the Supreme Ventures two-year-old series, the seven-furlong Pick 3 ‘Super Challenge’ Trophy pits five fillies against two colts.
Trainer Jason DaCosta holds a powerful hand conditioning four of the seven declared to participate.
The Quick Galloper’s analysis is provided below.
1 – UNCHARTER is a bay colt (February 15) by Hedge Fund out of Little Gidding trained by Jason DaCosta with Reyan Lewis aboard. Did enough on debut (Nov 12), to suggest some worth. Uncharter will develop and win races, but not on Saturday.
2 – MAMMA MIA is a chestnut filly (February 26) by Soul Warrior out of Princess Geeta trained by Jason DaCosta with Robert Halledeen aboard. The only unbeaten in the Pick 3, Mamma Mia’s last win came in the 6-furlong Cash Pot, with the extra furlong likely not to pose a problem. Mamma Mia has continued her progress at exercise clocking 1:081 for 5 ½ furlongs on November 13. She is going to lead when the gates open and will have to be caught.
3 – SHE’S MYHEDGEFUND is a chestnut filly (March 3) by Hedge Fund out of Thisgirlonfire trained by Jason DaCosta with Dane Dawkins aboard. This filly sprung to life when dispatching the maiden tag a week ago. She’s Myhedgefund is the only entrant in the Pick 3 to win longer than six furlongs among the 2022 – two-year-olds. Her best effort will come in the final two furlongs.
4 – AWESOME ANTHONY is a chestnut colt (March 27) by Soul Warrior out of Antoinette trained by Patrick Taylor with Javaniel Patterson aboard. Scored a noticeable win on September 24, then was declared a late non-starter (injured) on October 8. Appears to be an out-and-out sprinter, who will be an annoyance on the headlines. Seven furlongs is a tad long at this stage for Awesome Anthony.
5 – DUROCELL is a chestnut filly (April 17) by Soul Warrior out of Savanna’s Smile trained by Patrick Fong with Dick Cardenas aboard. Following defeat by Mamma Mia first time out (October 16), Durocell returned seven days later, winning convincingly at 6 furlongs. Durocell gives the impression of relishing more ground, making seven furlong to her liking. Must be watched carefully.
6 – LEGIT BOSS is a chestnut filly (April 17) by Casual Trick out of Bilingual trained by Anthony Nunes with Tevin Foster aboard. Following her debut victory, then a close second behind Thalita, Legit Boss was put in her place by a dominant Mamma Mia. Will have to show marked improvement to win this one.
7 – THALITA is a chestnut filly (February 26) by Soul Warrior out of Luminious Trieste trained by Jason DaCosta with Omar Walker aboard. Proved non-competitive on October 29 after two consecutive wins, falling victim to her stablemate Mamma Mia. Thalita in her four outings to date seems to be one who will strive at longer distances. Seven furlongs is within the range of Thalita. Note, Thalia races with the tongue tie on.