QUICK DOUBLE FOR ANTHONY THOMAS AS IANZHA LINKS WINS THE 5th

Ianzha Links - Jason DaCosta (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Ianzha Links - Jason DaCosta (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Co-champion jockey Anthony Thomas rode back to winners when he piloted the Jason DaCosta trained Ianzha Links to a facile victory in the Caymanas Saturday fifth offering just moments ago.

Ianzha Links won a maiden condition event for fillies only at a distance of seven furlongs.

From the get go, Thomas sent Ianzha Links to the lead where a brief tussle began with Khai Alexis (Shane Ellis).

Quickly, Ianzha Links shrugged off Khai Alexis and then proceeded to move clear of her rivals in the last two furlongs of the straight to win comfortably by four lengths.

Ianzha Links was the third winner to be saddled by DaCosta thus far in his local racing career which started less than a month ago, while Thomas made two on the day thus far.

RACE 5 NB3YO&UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE – FILLIES 1400M/7FUR 11:45 AM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 8 Ianzha Links Anthony Thomas 6-5 $113 $57
2 16 Flame Carrier Omar Walker 5-2 $64.00
3 9 Atonement Reyan Lewis 5-1 $64.00
4 10 Tequila Blue Tevin Foster 39-1
5 13 Maya Samantha Fletcher 99-1
Trainer: Jason DaCosta
Splits: 24.0 x 48.0 x 1:13.3 – Time: 1:28.0 – Margins: 4 1/2 by a neck – 16 RAN
Ex:$632 T/Fecta:$582 17,996
Qu:$320 Triple:$927 Hi-5:$236,300
D/E:$255
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