She’s My Destiny proves too strong for rivals in Lady Geeta Trophy
SHE’S My Destiny bolstered her claim as one of the best sprinters in the country with a convincing win in the $1.5-million Lady Geeta Trophy, a three-year-old and upward Graded Stakes/Open Allowance race on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Travelling six furlongs (1,200m), the five-year-old chestnut mare She’s My Destiny led from the first jump in a dominating, four-length win while clocking a final time of 1:13.1. The accompanying splits were 23.0 x 46.4.
Trainer Jason DaCosta was happy with She’s My Destiny‘s performance and is looking forward to larger races later in the season.
“I thought she had superior speed. The last two times she ran she had really bad luck, and today I figured she would go in front and go about her business. She is an ultra-talented filly. I mean, she has tons of class and tons of speed and so it is just [about] managing her into the bigger races later this year.
“The plan is to keep her healthy and sound. She gives it her all — whether it is in the mornings or at the races. She is an easy horse to train, and you dream for horses like this,” DaCosta said.
After a couple of strides leaving the starting gates She’s My Destiny shot to the front under jockey Reyan Lewis and held the lead ahead of Emperorofthecats (Ramon Nepare) and stablemate Madelyn’s Sunshine (Dane Dawkins).
As Press Conference (Roger Hewitt) and Madelyn’s Sunshine pursued, She’s My Destiny increased the speed on her competitors navigating the half-mile (800m) turn. With no significant competition She’s My Destiny went about her business, winning her first race of the season and her ninth overall from 19 starts. Madelyn’s Sunshine came in second while Unruly Boss (Tevin Foster) came in third.