KINGSTON, Jamaica – As the three-year-olds continue their preparation for the upcoming Classic races, the seventh race of 10 on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, is maiden call at seven furlongs.
Eight horses have been nominated to face the starter with The Quick Galloper’s take on the outcome provided below.
1 – AFFAIR is a bay colt (May 10) by Casual Trick out of Nuclear Affair, trained by Gary Subratie with Dane Dawkins riding. Note, Affair races with the figure eight on. This colt has finished second on the two occasions he has raced thus far with his last effort coming at 7 ½. In That event, he was prominent up to the furlong post, then faded away. Seven furlongs therefore is the ideal trip for Affair, who is poised to get off the mark.
2 – KAYLYN MELODY is a bay filly (May 19) by Casual Trick out of Darlin, trained by Robert Pearson with Javaniel Patterson aboard. Kaylyn Melody races with the blinkers off and the visor, tongue tie and figure eight on. This filly has not raced since December 30, 46 days ago, finishing fourth, 18 lengths behind Princess Amale, Allegiance, and Train of Thought going six furlongs. Will have to improve significantly to have a realistic chance of winning.
3 – HIMAYA is a roan filly (March 23) by Casual trick out of Raksha, trained by Jason DaCosta with Reyan Lewis as the chosen rider. Even with 10 starts to her credit, Himaya cannot be taken into serious consideration.
4 – BUZZ MARIE is a chestnut filly (March 30) by Buzz Nightmare out of Free Marie, trained by Lincoln Lungs with Samantha Fletcher holding the reins. Note, that Buzz Marie races with the blinkers off and first time Lasix. Not ready yet for a victory run.
5 – BRENDA BOY is a bay colt (April 30) by Savoy Stomp out of Delightful Brenda, trained by Fitzgerald Richards with Omar Walker in the saddle. Note, Brenda Boy races with the blinkers off. This colt finished third when making his debut on January 28, about ten lengths behind Crown Chaser and Oil Machine. Candidate for the exacta.
6 – AMMA is a bay filly (February 3) by Bern Identity out of Blufield, trained by Ian Parsard with Raddesh Roman riding. Already been beaten by 5 ¼ lengths by Affair and will have to make significant improvement to turn the tables. Amma has prepared well and must be given a shot in the exacta wager.
7 – OIL MACHINE is a chestnut colt (January 28) by Bern Identity out of Keep The Faith, trained by Phillip Elliott with Phillip Parchment aboard. Has shown consistency (second, third, and second) in his three outings to date. Will hit the board again.
8 – NEVER is a grey colt (April 4) by Bern Identity out of Miss Addi, trained by Michael Marlowe with Christopher Mamdeen doing duties in the saddle. Did well on debut, finishing third behind First Grandson and Warrior Stomp. The time of that five-furlong straight call was a slow 1:03.4. Never has to make a substantial upgrade to win this one.