KINGSTON, Jamaica - Kissmet, after a disqualification from first place and a couple of second-place finishes, finally found her way to the winners’ enclosure with an encouraging run to win a maiden special weight event for native-bred three-year-olds going 4 furlongs (800m).
Bred by Adios Charlie out of the Cowtown Cat mare Holy Cowgirl, Kissmet came from behind runners to win the race by a half-length in a time of 49.3 to officially get off the mark from her sixth career outing.
Trained by Steven Todd and ridden by current leading jockey Tevin Foster, the bay filly broke behind runners and watched as Cosmic Force (Anthony Thomas), Grey Commander (Bebeto Harvey), and Maggie’s Trix (Matthew Bennett) matched strides up front in the early exchanges.
Approaching the dummy rails, Kissmet, running on the inside rails from the number two post, came through and challenged for the lead, with Cosmic Force and Richie Rich (Reyan Lewis) getting into the mix. With a furlong (200m) to run, Kissmet emerged as the lone leader and went on to take the event ahead of Cosmic Force and Maggie’s Trix.