KINGSTON, Jamaica - I've Got Magic achieved one of his significant victories when he was awarded the Bruceontheloose Sprint due to disqualification. The race, a Grade 2 event, took place on Saturday, December 2, over 6 ½ furlongs.
The previously unbeaten Desert of Malibu, ridden by Dane Dawkins, delivered another top-notch performance but was disqualified after a stewards' inquiry and objections from two jockeys: Reyan Lewis on Madelyn's Sunshine and Shamaree Muir on I've Got Magic.
Following Desert of Malibu's disqualification, I've Got Magic, trained by Philip Feanny and ridden by Muir, claimed the race, with Freedom Street second, Madelyn's Sunshine third, and Desert of Malibu fourth.
The winning margins were 2 ½ by 7, with a final time of 1:19.0 and splits of 22.3 x 45.4 x 1:11.2.
The Quick Galloper's analysis of the Bruceontheloose Sprint's eventual outcome is provided below in the official finishing order.
FIRST - I'VE GOT MAGIC: Due to Desert of Malibu's disqualification, I've Got Magic secured his fourth win for the year and tenth overall from 28 starts. Luck was on his side.
SECOND - FREEDOM STREET: Trailing behind both the disqualified winner and I've Got Magic, Freedom Street shows promise for future wins but is unlikely to challenge in top-tier Grade One races.
THIRD - MADELYN'S SUNSHINE: Not performing as well as when she finished second to Mahogany in the Port Royal Sprint, the interference she experienced at the half-mile likely affected Madelyn's Sunshine's effort. She will undoubtedly make a comeback.
FOURTH - DESERT OF MALIBU: This American-bred runner entered the Bruceontheloose as a strong favourite after winning her prior four starts, Desert of Malibu performed as expected. However, her rider’s anxiety and nervousness might have cost her the race. Desert of Malibu's talent and class ensure she will return to the winner's circle soon.
FIFTH - OUTBIDDER: Outbidder did just enough to earn something.
SIXTH - LABAN: Expected to perform better in the race.
SEVENTH - ROJORN DI PILOT: Not a decisive winning factor.
EIGHTH - LUKSOL: Never competitive in this contest.