Saturday 20 July, 2019

Nunes, DaCosta horses flood Jamaica SVL Two-Year-Old Stakes

Anthony Nunes (left) and Wayne DaCosta.

Anthony Nunes (left) and Wayne DaCosta.

Anthony Nunes has nine runners among a preliminary list of 23 horses for the $4m Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, run over a mile on Boxing Day, December 26, as he looks to distance himself from champion Wayne DaCosta in their battle for the trainers’ title at Caymanas Park.


Nunes holds a lead of $127,700, heading into this Saturday’s meet before the big Boxing Day feature race, which has a winner’s purse of $2m. He is looking to win his first trainers’ title by dethroning DaCosta, who is hoping to win an 18th championship.


DaCosta, who has held the champion-trainer title for 13 consecutive years, has five horses listed including recent winners ROJORN DI PILOT and RUN THATCHER RUN, a half-brother to his brilliant reigning Horse of the Year, SHE’S A MANEATER.


Among Nunes’ nine listed runners are the unbeaten filly, CORAZON, who has won three races, including the November 24 Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy at seven furlongs. Joining CORAZON is the chestnut colt, EARN YOUR STRIPES, who won impressively among maidens at seven furlongs on Saturday, clocking a fast 1:25.3 in a near 12-length victory.


Another impressive Nunes runner is SUPREME SOUL, a half-brother to Diamond Mile runner-up BIGDADDYKOOL. SUPREME SOUL won at a mile on December 8, posting 1:41.2 in an eight-and-a-half length win against maidens.


Supreme Ventures Limited Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes possible runners and trainers:

Braeton Gigolo – Derrick Martin

Cairo – Lincoln Lungs

Duke – Richard Azan

Earn Your Striupes – Anthony Nunes

El Gringo – Wayne DaCosta

Juice Man – Anthony Nunes

Riddim Up – Wayne DaCosta

Rohan Kabir – Richard Azan

Rojorn Di Pilot – Wayne DaCosta

Roy Rogers – Dennis Lee

Run Thatcher Run – Wayne DaCosta

Scoobert – Richard Azan

Sentient – Gary Subratie

Sir Ian Links – Wayne DaCosta

Supreme Soul – Anthony Nunes

Toona Ciliata – Anthony Nunes

Tricky One – Anthony Nunes

Universal Boss – Anthony Nunes

Corazon – Anthony Nunes

Enedina – Lorenzo Robinson

Envisaged – Anthony Nunes

Matriarch – Anthony Nunes

Top Shelf – Patrick Fong



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