KINGSTON, Jamaica – The three-year-old only secluded races (The Classic) are over and have been lodged in the history books of racing in Jamaica. It is now time to move on.
Prized three-year-old filly Atomica tomorrow (Saturday, October 1, 2022, does so in Open Allowance where for the first occasion she will race against older, well seasoned horses, 11 of them going six furlongs.
This is an obvious prep race for the filly with the larger and more lucrative offerings of the Gold Cup, the Jamaica Cup, the Mouttet Mile and the Ian Levy Trophy all on the horizon.
In doing an assessment of this Open Allowance call (the I’msatisfied Trophy), THE QUICK GALLOPER, based on present form and other factors has eliminated the following horses from winning this event. They are Lord of Ajahlon, El Profesor, Laban, Go Deh Girl, Dejae’s Boy, and Money Monster.
The remaining six starters are analysed below.
Continues to make his presence felt at this level. Curlin’s Affair finished fifth behind I Am Fred and Mahogany in the recent None Such Sprint over 6 furlongs. With third-placed Lure of Lucy and fourth-placed Duke again present, along with the rising star Atomica, Curlin’s Affair only has an outsiders’ chance of being successful in this one.
A brilliant filly who won the 1000 Guineas and Jamaica Derby Classic races this season to become the leading native-bred three-year-old male or female. Atomica made one move in the Derby to win by 9 ¼ lengths in a time of 2:35.2. Atomica should not find this trip too sharp and, given her running style, could lead these home. If Atomica is to win this one, she has to get a trouble-free passage. This is the only concern for the connections of this filly, as she is known to be somewhat of a slow starter, and with speedsters the likes of Go Deh Girl, She’s My Destiny, and Lure of Lucy present, Atomica has to be alert at the start. While this is an obvious consideration, Atomica is packed with power, and given her class should romp this trophy event.
Consistent runner who seldom runs a bad race. Duke, the stable companion of Atomica, carries the weight but is most effective at six furlongs. Despite allowing weight all-round, Duke can sit off the pace which is expected before coming on strong in the straight.
Failed to follow up on last when finishing seventh in the None Such Sprint. An improved but not a winning run is expected from Race Car tomorrow.
SHE’S A DESTINY
A decent filly who is best known for her speed. She’s My Destiny is certain to be among the pacesetters, but against these will find it difficult to maintain that speed when the final furlong is at hand although showing strength in her recent efforts.
LURE OF LUCY
Talented runner who finished third in the None Such Sprint behind I Am Fred and Mahogany. Lure of Lucyfaces another talented runner in Atomica but once coming away in good order, is going to a dangerous contender, plus she is a fighter, which will aid her cause of winning.