One hundred and twenty-six thousand dollars ($126,000) in prize money will be at stake when the Realtors Ltd. Raceday runs off at the Garrison Savannah on Wednesday, the second day of the Barbados Turf Club’s first racing season for 2015.
Eight races are listed on the day’s card with the most valuable being The Caribbean Horse Bearstone Stud Eagles Peak Special, which carries prize money totalling $21,000.
Of the seven horses entered in this event, trainer Edward Walcott will have an outstanding chance of winning the race as he will be represented by two useful horses in Knight Rider and Zoom.
Both Zoom, with prize money totalling $485,935, and Knight Rider, with $148,011 of prize money to date, have an outstanding chance, while Vanity Affair ($186,286) and Janak’s Gold ($97,656), are also expected to go close.
The race with the second highest prize money –– $20,000 –– is The Michael Parravicino Memorial Hopeful Breeders Stakes & Trophy.
Trainer John D. Chandler’s Howulikedisname, with prize money to date totalling $32,544, looks the one to beat. However, he can expect stiff competition from the Richard Deane-trained quartet of Double Jeopardy ($18,083), Favourite Cat ($15,348), Island Woman ($6,314) and Mousetrap ($7,535); the Victor Cheeseman-trained Poetic Licence ($14,278); the William Clarke-trained Summer Again ($9,330); and the M. Armstrong trained Thismeanswar ($6,710).
The day’s third highest prize money of $17,000 will be contested for in the 1,100 metres The Realtors Luxury Villa Rentals Ltd. Trophy going 1,100 metres.
Trainer Richard Deane should also be well represented in this race by Alley Cat, with prize money totalling $17,424, Midnight Run, with prize money of $7,150, and Just Cool ($1,200).
Former champion jockey now trainer, Andy Ward, has a good chance of taking it with Snow Storm, whose prize money to date totals $9,940; while female trainer Liz Deane could have a “look-in” with Dazzlin David, with prize money of $6,490.