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Winners clash over Kabul


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Winners clash over Kabul

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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.

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