Golden Wattle
Golden Wattle
1 – Of the eleven starters in the 2022 Jamaica Oaks only one Runway Icon is not a bay or a chestnut filly. Runway Icon trained by Howard Jaghai is a roan filly by Deputy Glitters out of Runaway Silver.
2 – The dominant stallion in the 2022 Jamaica Oaks is Savoy Stomp who has sired three of the 11 horses declared to start. They are Outbidder (Savoy Stomp out of Rumble), Our Angel (Savoy Stomp out of My Angel), and Silent Mission (Savoy Stomp out of Lady Mandi).
3 – Among the trainers Jason DaCosta has four starters (Outbidder, Silent Mission, Sunset Silhoutte, and Fly Messenger Fly). Gary Subratie has two runners Love Dub and Oh So Long.
4 – Of the eleven starters in the 2022 Jamaica Oaks only Outbidder will race with an equipment change. Outbidder races with the blinkers off and the visor on.
5 – The horses with the most career starts in the Oaks is by far Fly Messenger Fly who has faced the starter on 20 occasions.
6 – Of the eleven jockeys in the 2022 Jamaica Oaks, Roger Hewitt, Anthony Thomas, Andre Powell, Tevin Foster, and Jerome Innis have never ridden a Classic winner before.
7 – The horse with the most wins going into the Oaks is the two-year-old champion of last year Golden Wattle with three ticks in her win column. Interestingly, all three wins by Golden Wattle were achieved during her juvenile year. She has raced four times as a three-year-old without a victory.
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