Horse Racing

Front Runner provides interesting clash

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER

Friday, September 22, 2017

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If the opinions of morning railbirds are to be trusted, then racegoers are in for a treat in this year's Front Runner Sprint. The Front Runner Sprint is sponsored by Nutramix Feeds and is run over five and a half furlongs – the longest two-year-old race of the season thus far.

These railbirds are spotting a clash between two horses the bay filly Greek Goddess ( Casual TrickRaging Fury) trained by Wayne DaCosta, and the bay colt Another Vigorous ( Legal Process Miss Nickels) trained by Rohan Mathie.

The Front Runner Sprint, these pundits claim, is not limited to Greek Goddess and Another Vigorous, as the presence of second-time starter Commander Two adds a strong element of competitiveness to the race.

Commander Two, despite the early-morning exploits of both Greek Goddess and Another Vigorous, holds the advantage of having raced before. In that event, Commander Two was just outdone by the gifted Without Exception before being disqualified by the stewards. Commander Two now returns with first-time Lasix, and has the experience to win the Front Runner on the basis of his one run.

Greek Goddess has been showing her wares in the mornings and has caught the eyes of many. She is well bred and is expected to be there when they hit the winning post.

There is a buzz surrounding Another Vigorous. Trainer Mathie is not one that usually races his juveniles, so with Another Vigorous entered, he must be special.

Let's wait and see which horse will be the 'Front Runner' tomorrow.

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