Winners clash over Kabul
The Kabul Handicap over 1 570 metres at the Garrison Savannah tomorrow will see five recent winners matching strides with seven others in a race that is open for three-year-olds and older horses rated 65-85 and also open to horses rated 64 and below.
The Shaun Miell and Joanne Parravicino-owned Nomoreginrog has the top impost of 130 pounds.
His form is going in the right direction and a victory despite the heavy impost looks a real threat. Rickoshey and Run For Your Money are both down to shoulder 128 pounds and should once again be factors.
Last year’s upset Derby winner Bandera Bella, which will shoulder 122 pounds, is still looking to re-enter winner’s enclosure for the first time since landing that race.
Some attention will centre on the speedy juvenile The Price Is Right who missed out on last race day’s Derby. She takes the penny stamp weight of 114 pounds and is very capable of making her presence felt against the other competitors.
The Don Anglesonny Handicap over 1 570 metres will see four horses that have competed in the Derby locking horns in this race for winners of only one race in their careers.
Sail On, a bridesmaid in the 2011 Derby, carries the lead weight of 130 pounds. He has been absent from the track for a prolonged period and is now racing under the ownership of the A-Team. He will likely need the race.
High Tide ran the race of her career in the just concluded Derby. Booked to carry 120 pounds, any repeat of last race day’s effort should see her recording her second win.
Stratfords Lad is in at 114 pounds while Hadiya and Zouk’s Girl, who are both pencilled to take 110 pounds, are worthy opponents.
One race that will take some handicapping is the Sky Beauty Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 35-55 and also open to horses rated 34 and below over 1 800 metres.
Mr Brain-owned Midnight Touch, which has been in poor form recently, takes the top weight of 130 pounds but is hard to follow on present form. After winning three straight races, Divine Destiny disappointed last time out but, now handicapped to take 124, will be out for revenge.
Ben Ten failed to fire in the Derby but this field might help him to reverse his last-place finish. Mudlark tormented easier opponents last outing on her way to the winner’s enclosure and despite the 110 pounds, will be hoping for more success.
Of great interest to race fans is the news that Areyoutalkingtome is back. The Joseph brothers-owned 2009 Triple Crown winner is among nine horses contesting the BTBA Sprint Stakes and Trophy, a grade III event over 1 100 metres.
The race for Barbados-bred three-year-olds and older is the penultimate race on a day sponsored by the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders Association (BTBA). Racing starts at 1 p.m.