She's Myhedgefund has improved — trainer Jason DaCosta
She's Myhedgefund — Dane Dawkins (Photos: Garfield Robinson)

After She's Myhedgefund first win in the $1.01-million Abbie Grannum Memorial Cup on Saturday, November 19, 2022, trainer Jason DaCosta stated that his chestnut filly has improved enough to compete in the season's remaining major two-year-old races.

She's Myhedgefund, ridden by top jockey Dane Dawkins, came from behind to win the native-bred two-year-old maiden special weight contest at seven furlongs (1,400 m) by two and a quarter lengths. This was the longest distance travelled thus far by the juveniles.

Down the backstretch, Shoamithebutcher (Paul Francis) set the fractions ahead of Modern Miracle (Tevin Foster) and Whizz Kidd (Robert Halledeen), while She's Myhedgefund settled comfortably behind the early leaders. She's Myhedgefund came into view, navigating the half-mile (800m) turn in the third spot as Modern Miracle took up the running ahead of Whizz Kidd.

Hugging the inside rails and cutting the turn coming into the straight, She's Myhedgefund challenged Modern Miracle for the lead and, after a brief battle in deep stretch, drew off for a convincing win.

Rhythm Buzz (Linton Steadman) ran on for second place, ahead of Modern Miracle in third. The final time was clocked at 1:30.0.

"It was a good win by She's Myhedgefund. She is improving with every run, and so I am happy with the way she performed," DaCosta said.

"The jockey [Dane Dawkins] rode a perfect race; I mean, he took the shortest route and it paid off! I will see how she comes out of the race and maybe she will take a crack at the big two-year-old race," DaCosta added.

— Ruddy Allen

THE WINNING COMBO: Owner of She's Myhedgefund, Stewart Byfield (left), with jockey Dane Dawkins (centre) and trainer Jason DaCosta.
Ruddy Allen

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