Feature race in honour of Cozier
Former director of the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) Francis Cozier will be honoured when the BTC stages its eighth day of the second racing season tomorrow.
?The feature event of the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders Association race day will see five horses competing for the $25 631 Francis Cozier Memorial BTBA Breeders Stakes and Trophy.
?Sandy Lane Spa Sprint winner, Blue Diamond Racing-owned Vitality, carrying 132 pounds, spearheads this field in this Grade III 1 100 metres race for Barbados bred three-year-olds and older horses (at the time of entry).
?Markos, (132) one of the more improved horses in training, though stepping up in class significantly, seeks to make it win number three on the trot. Vapour Trail (127), already a winner this season should make his presence felt. While the duo of Run For Your Money (132) and The Price Is Right (127), both speedsters in their own right, can be considered outsiders.
?As is the norm around this time, the two year olds will get the card going in the Kingdora Condition Race over 1 000 metres. This event for West Indian-bred two-year-old maidens (at the time of entry) has attracted ten horses of which six will be having their first outing on the race track.
?Aysha Syndicates pair of Double Jeopardy (121) and Alley Cat (116) are the form horses in here having finished second and third, respectively, in their previous outings.
?Champion trainer Victor Cheeseman, who has won two of three two-year-old races to date will saddle Poetic License (116) for owner Phillip Moseley.
?Route races are always something which punters look forward to Race nine; though named after a renowned sprinter, the Sky Beauty Handicap over 1 800 metres for three-year-olds and older horses rated 50-32 (at the time of entry) and also open to horses three years and older rated 31 and below (at the time of entry), should provide the card with a fantastic finish.
?Deborah Sampson’s Tapit’s Code takes the top weight of 128 pounds, having handed in his maiden earlier in the season. He will look to repeat that victory having gone off the boil somewhat in his last two starts.
?Local Speed (122), a winner of his last start, has a good opportunity of repeating that success. Devil’s Kandy, who has galvanised a win and two fourths in her last four tries, will carry (124) and should have some say in the final outcome.
?Domineering and Wingman, taking 126 and 125 pounds respectively, have enjoyed good form at the beginning of the season and could again be at their best.