TRAINER Jason DaCosta may have found another talented juvenile in American-bred Is That A Fact who scored an impressive debut win in a native-bred/imported Maiden Special Weight contest on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
After some exciting morning spins, the connections were expecting something special from Is That A Fact, who romped home easily by 5 1/4 lengths in the 5-furlong (1,000 m) round event in a time of 1:01.2.
"Is That A Fact delivered a strong performance. I mean, he is a very nice horse. Omar [Walker] has been working with him in the mornings, so he knows him well and he rode him well," DaCosta told The Supreme Racing Guide in his post-race interview.
"There is one more race left on the local calendar for imported two-year-olds and I think that is where we will go with him," he shared.
It wasn't the best of starts for Is That A Fact, who was slowly into stride at the off, but the Palace Malice – Valid Code offspring coupled up nicely and rounded horses to pick up the lead leaving the 3-furlong (600m) marker.
Is That A Fact turned the race into a one-sided affair once he got to the front, cruising home for a facile victory. All For Love (Raddesh Roman) finished in second place, with The Love Of God (Odeen Edwards) third.