There was no need for mudslinging after Forever Grand's improbable last-to-first triumph over an off track in Sunday's $161,250 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine.
Days before the running of Sunday's New Providence Stakes at Woodbine, rider Todd Kabel admitted Forever Grand had yet to run his best race of 2003. After the Ontario-bred's performance in the $127,625 added-money event, that's no longer the case.
After a disappointing fourth-place finish in his seasonal debut, Canada's 2002 Horse of the Year Wake At Noon came alive in Saturday's $164,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) with a 3 1/4-length win.
Last year, jockey Dino Luciani wondered aloud if Krz Ruckus was getting enough respect. After his performance in Saturday's $108,000 Briartic Stakes at Woodbine, that shouldn't be an issue.
Canadian racing fans can wave goodbye to a miserable winter. The beginning of the 2003 spring racing season at Woodbine is on Saturday.
Wake At Noon, one of Canada's elite sprinters, bested four rivals in the $160,800 Highlander Stakes (gr. III) at Woodbine Sunday.
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