Welch among Century Downs winners
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)
QUINCY WELCH won the first race with 2-1 chance Alberta Bound on Monday’s card.