Welch among Cen­tury Downs win­ners

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AL­BERTA – Vet­eran Bar­ba­dian Quincy Welch was among Caribbean jock­eys land­ing wins on the horse rac­ing card at on Mon­day.

The long-stand­ing North­lands Park rider won the first race on the pro­gramme over seven fur­longs with 2-1 chance Al­berta Bound while Ja­maican Jodeien An­der­son cap­tured Race 2 over 6-and-a-half fur­longs with 9-1 out­sider Rosie’s Up.

But Trinida­dian Prayven Badrie took the hon­ours when he com­bined with hot favourite Es­cape Clause to win the CAN$50 000 Lynn Chouinard Founders Distaff Hand­i­cap.

Up against the three-year-old and up­ward fil­lies and mares over a mile and six­teenth in Race 7, Badrie took the four-year-old bay filly to the wire in a time of one minute, 44:90 sec­onds, to win by a crush­ing 10-anda-half lengths.

An­strum, rid­den by Ja­maican Shama­ree Muir, fin­ished a dis­tant sec­ond, while Ax­ial Load, with Trinidad-based Wilmer Galviz aboard, was third.

Muir was also suc­cess­ful in Race 6, guid­ing 6-1 bet Speed­meis­ter to a hand­some 3-and-a-half length win over the three-year-olds and up­ward, go­ing 7-and-a-half fur­longs.

On Sun­day’s eight-race card, eight­time North­lands Park cham­pion Rico Wal­cott won the fea­ture $50 000 CTHS Sales Stakes with favourite Pur­ple Storm, in a seven-fur­long con­test for two-year-old colts and geld­ings. He also cap­tured Race 3 over 7-and-a-half fur­longs with an­other favourite Con­quest Hot Hu­mor. (CMC/EZS)

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QUINCY WELCH won the first race with 2-1 chance Al­berta Bound on Mon­day’s card.

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