Stolen looks set to steal the show
Stolen and her connections must believe today has to be their day to meet with the photographers in the winner’s enclosure following action at 4:50 p.m. in the featured St Ann’s Garrison Handicap over 1 570 metres for animals rated 110-92 and below.
Having not done so since January 14, 2017, the John Marc Cozier owned and trained mare should strike it big on today’s race programme, whose theme is Historic Bridgetown and Its Garrison Race Day. Fellow creole Spartacus and the improving import Debonair David are guaranteed to make this race a competitive and exciting affair.
However, the race not only centres on these three, as we witness the return of Knight Rider, winner of the 2014 Derby, shouldering 128 pounds, after being absent from the track for a day short of seven months. Meanwhile, one can’t ignore the consistent form of Stolen, which has seen her placing regularly behind Garrison dictator and guru Northern Star.
While this clash may not be as bruising as her clashes with Northern Star, Spartacus and Debonair David stand in her way of victory. Spartacus makes his first appearance since he endured a disappointed Tanglewood Stakes on Gold Cup Day. Once he reports fully fit for this encounter, he will be a handful for his rivals especially at today’s handicap mark of 114 pounds. (LY)