Madelyn’s Sunshine blows away competition in Kaz Hoshay Trophy feature
Madelyn’s Sunshine easily blew aside competitors in another super-sprinting show to win the $1.25-million Kaz Hoshay Trophy feature event on Saturday’s 10-race card at Caymanas Park.
The four-year-old dark bay/brown filly Madelyn’s Sunshine won the Overnight Allowance contest for three-year-olds and upward over six furlongs (1,200m) by 5 ¾ lengths at the wire. The Jason DaCosta trainee won in 1:13.0 minutes (23.0 x 46.3).
Ridden by Reyan Lewis, Madelyn’s Sunshine raced to the front shortly after the race began and was pursued into the half-mile (800m) turn by Hoist The Mast (Paul Francis), Laban (Phillip Parchment), and KP Choice (Javaniel Patterson). Madelyn’s Sunshine maintained her comfortable lead approaching the straight, and with no genuine opponent in sight, the quick-footed runner cruised home in convincing fashion. Laban finished second, followed by Race Car (Raddesh Roman) in third.
Lewis won his third race of the day, having previously ridden Simba The Lion and Atlantic Convoy to victory. Simba The Lion won the second race over one mile (1,600), while Atlantic Convoy won the ninth race over one mile as well. Patrick Lynch trains both horses.
In the meantime, former three-time champion trainer Anthony “Baba” Nunes and jockey Tevin Foster won two races on the day. They won the sixth race with Wow How and the eighth race with Savvy Girl.
Racing continues next Saturday with the feature being the third running of the $6-million Jamaica Cup going nine-and-a-half furlongs (1,900m).