Madelyn’s Sunshine outpaced rivals on Saturday’s 10-race card at Caymanas Park to claim the Kaz Hoshay Trophy feature event, driven by leading jockey Reyan Lewis for trainer Jason DaCosta, by five and three-quarter lengths over six furlongs (1,200m). Her victory timed out at 1:13.0 minutes (23.00 x 46.3).
1. Madelyn’s Sunshine – Kaz Hoshay Trophy
Madelyn’s Sunshine stormed to victory at Caymanas Park’s 10-race card on Saturday with ease to claim the Kaz Hoshay Trophy and claim her title by five and three-quarter lengths over six furlongs (1,200m). Owned and trained by Jason DaCosta, Madelyn’s Sunshine won by five and three-quarter lengths for owners Carlton Watson and Jason DaCosta as she set splits of 23.00 and 46.33 seconds under Ryan Lewis to defeat Hoist The Mast (Paul Francis), Laban (Phillip Parchment), KP Choice (Javaniel Patterson), Race Car (Raddesh Roman) completing her frame of three rivals Hoist The Mast (Paul Francis), Laban (Phillip Parchment), KP Choice (Javaniel Patterson), Race Car (Raddesh Roman).
Madelyn’s Sunshine made her first start since November when she finished second to American Tap in the Grade Two Mouttet Mile at Laurel.
3. Atlantic Convoy – Kaz Hoshay Trophy
Madelyn’s Sunshine used her blistering pace to defeat rivals and capture the Kaz Hoshay Trophy at Caymanas Park on Saturday. Under Ryan Lewis, this four-year-old dark bay/brown filly trained by Jason DaCosta won in an overnight allowance race over six furlongs (1,200m). In doing so, she recorded an astounding time of 1:13.0 minutes (23×46.3)!
Atlantic Convoy kept up its strong performance as the Canadian-bred colt took control from Big Guy In The Sky, leaving the intersection, and went on to easily win the Restricted Allowance II race for Native-bred three-year-olds and upward over a mile (1,600m). Trainer Patrick Lynch believed he may have discovered another potential star to add to his stable with this victory – perhaps an Atlantic Convoy!
4. Wow How – Kaz Hoshay Trophy
Horse racing has an integral place in Jamaican society and culture and is regularly attended by scores of spectators on race days such as Saturdays, Wednesdays, or public holidays at Caymanas Park.
Jamaica’s pride and one of the Caribbean’s finest horse-racing facilities are its tracks, designed by famed architect Bartholomew Vicens Oliver and first opened for racing on August 15, 1959. Equipped with all modern installations necessary to operate such an endeavor (permanent tote established and photo finish cameras installed by Australian Automatic Totalisator Ltd – one of the leading producers of such devices), Jamaica has long been recognized as an exceptional racetrack facility.
Madelyn’s Sunshine raced away to victory on Saturday’s 10-race card at Caymanas Park to capture the Kaz Hoshay Trophy feature event. Ridden by leading rider Ryan Lewis, four-year-old dark bay filly Madelyn’s Sunshine defeated three and four-year-olds alike in an Overnight Allowance contest over six furlongs (1,200m). She set split times of 23.00 and 46.3 minutes under Jason DaCosta, trainer Jason DaCosta before crossing the finish line.
On Saturday, Gary Subratie-trained Duke should make for a formidable opponent in the $1.25 Million Kaz Hoshay Trophy feature race. Since moving up from Overnight level and finishing second behind American Tap on October 21, Duke has shown impressive form; dropping down class should benefit this capable performer who should easily see off competition such as Madelyn’s Sunshine and Atlantic Convoy in this grade – the winner qualifying for Mouttet Mile on December 2.
5. Savvy Girl – Kaz Hoshay Trophy
Madelyn’s Sunshine used her superior speed to win the Kaz Hoshay Trophy at Caymanas Park’s 10-race card on Saturday. Under Reyan Lewis’ guidance, this Jason DaCosta-trained filly won by five and three-quarter lengths over six furlongs (1,200m). In 1:13.0 minutes (23.00 x 46.3), winning the Overnight Allowance contest.
Former champion trainer Anthony “Baba” Nunes and jockey Tevin Foster had another successful showing during Saturday’s sixth and eighth races, winning with Atlantic Convoy and Wow How, respectively, in races over one mile (1,600m) for trainer Patrick Lynch. Nunes is also responsible for training City Hawk and Milos, who will make their inaugural start during Sunday’s $1.01 million Starters’ Trophy event over four furlongs (800m). A total of seven horses will compete.