Game Barracuda nets prize
Saturday 11 August 2012
Silvestre de Sousa continued his summer renaissance when Barracuda Boy pocketed the John Budworth Hughes Memorial Nursery at Haydock.
De Sousa has hit his stride after a difficult start to the season, and gave the 6-1 shot a typically powerful ride.
A winner at Bath on his last start in July, the two-year-old colt kept on gamely for a length-and-a-quarter verdict over The Taj to maintain Cheshire trainer Tom Dascombe's rich vein of form.
Dascombe said: "I wish they'd race every day at Haydock, because we have a good record here. We've always liked this horse. He learned his trade on soft ground, and now it has quickened up he finds it easier. Hopefully he'll make up into a very nice three-year-old.
"He's in the Doncaster sales race at York (DBS Premier Yearling Stakes, August 23) and that'll probably be his last race of the season."