Dreaming the Code ready
Talking to owner-trainer Carl 'Jango' Anderson, it would seem as though DREAMING THE CODE was the ante-post favourite for Saturday's Supreme Ventures Limited Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, the third and final leg of the SVL Two-Year-Old Series.
Exuding extreme confidence, Anderson described the filly as having, "as good a chance as any" in the $4 million one-mile event, including Pick-3 Super Challenge winner SORRENTINO'S STAR.
"SORRENTINO'S STAR was a maiden when she won the Pick-3. That puts us back on the same level so I am confident," said Anderson, whose DREAMING THE CODE hasn't raced since making an auspicious debut on October 31, romping five and a half furlongs by a dozen lengths, winning in a fast 1:06.0.
DREAMING THE CODE debuted 12 days after the series-opening Cash Pot Only One For Me Trophy won by DREAMLINER. She was routinely expected to line-up in the second-leg Pick-3 Super Challenge on November 28. However, Anderson took the advice of his vet and kept the filly at home.
"Her knees weren't closed. She has improved leaps and bound, physically. When she won as a maiden, she wasn't really looking like a racer. She has blossomed into a nice-looking filly," he said.
DREAMING THE CODE will enter Saturday's race as the freshest horse in the line-up. She underlined her class and speed at exercise Friday morning, clocking 1:14.0 for six furlongs, a workout in which she was never extended.
"She was very comfortable. The jockey didn't use whip, she was just asked in the last furlong and a half," Anderson confirmed.
"She is bred to get a mile. She is by Coded Warning-Sea of Dreams, whose other offspring is a multiple winner in Trinidad," he said.
"Though it will be her second outing, most of these horses will be going a mile for first time. I am confident," he said.