Having ran two second place finishes in her three starts this year to the two top-rated horses in Barbados, Stolen heads a field of five in The St Ann’s Garrison Handicap tomorrow going 1570 meters.
Starting off her campaign this year on March 3, the Jean-Marc Cozier-owned and trained five-year-old filly had ran second to Barbados’ top creole and highest rated horse Northern Star in the Tanglewood Stakes And Trophy going 2000 meters.
Stolen who is the full sister to 2009 triple crown winner Areutalkintome and 2017 champion two-year-old Stealin returned to the races on March 17 to finish a disappointing fourth behind stablemate Campaigner’s Gold going Saturday’s 1570m trip.
The daughter of Zwick made her last appearance on the track for the 2018 season just as she started it with a second place finish, this time behind the second highest rated horse in Barbados
Infrared going 1800 meters on April 28 in the George Cecil Corbin Memorial Handicap. Stolen will take 116 pounds with apprentice Dario Croney in the saddle.
The 2013 Barbados Derby winner Knight Rider will be back after a long lay-off having not raced for 210 days with a runner-up position to Infrared on November 11 in the 51st Anniversary of Independence Handicap. Knight Rider will take the top weight of 128 pounds. Fitness level will be the question for Knight Rider’s victory bid tomorrow.
Sir David Seale’s Debonaire David had tasted victory last race day for the first time since being imported to Barbados when he won the Alaska Pete Handicap scoring over Refire and 2017 Massy United Derby winner Butterfly. The English-bred animal will take 110 pounds on Saturday coming down eight pounds from his victory.
The Boston John-trained Spartacus will be returning after a 98-day lay-off after having a below-par effort in the Tanglewood Stakes. Before that clash where he was unplaced to Northern Star, he had a close third behind Northern Star and
Stolen in the Super Lotto Breeders Classic on November 25 last year. Spartacus could be one to watch as he will take the light weight of 114 pounds. However, having not raced since Sandy Lane Gold Cup Day he may need the race to knock off the rust.
Although a small field the St Ann’s has a lot of factors as three horses in the race have finished in the first two positions in their last start. Janak’s Gold, one of the four Barbados-bred horses in the field, had scored a victory on April 14 when taking the top weight of 130 pounds after being the highest-rated horse in that field. The Jonathan Simpson-trained gelding had a dismal fourth out of four finish behind Northern Star, Infrared and Joshua last race day but can’t be Ignored in the betting now coming down in class.
Horse number three Forsaken One has been withdrawn.
Race 7 The St Ann’s Garrison Handicap will run off at 4.50 p.m. and carries a purse of $16 000. Post time for the first race on the eight-race card is 1.45 p.m.