Edwards eyes more success after second win of the year
HAVING secured his second victory of the year, jockey Odeen Edwards is now focused on adding more wins to his record for the remainder of the year.
Edwards, 30, clinched his second win on Saturday, November 25 at Caymanas Park while riding the Byron Davis-trained Dream Worrior in the sixth event.
At odds of 7-1 Edwards showcased remarkable skills in the saddle, guiding Dream Warrior to a short-head victory over Crucial Alexxya, with jockey Raddesh Roman in the saddle.
Edwards previously secured his first win of the year on November 18, steering English Anne to victory. Returning to the saddle after a more than three-month hiatus due to a shoulder injury, Edwards expressed his happiness about winning back-to-back races in the last two race days at Caymanas Park.
“It is a very good feeling winning my second race of the year because things haven’t been going my way in the last six months, and so winning back-to-back races in the last two meets is a joy for me,” said Edwards.
Having recovered from his shoulder injury, Edwards emphasised his readiness to win more races, stating, “I am very fit right now because I was out with a shoulder injury for three months, and so I just came back and I am ready to win a lot more races.”
Edwards, who has been riding at Caymanas Park since 2015, expressed his hope of maintaining this winning momentum throughout the remainder of the year. “I am hoping that things will get a lot better for me because I am working and I am very light, as I don’t have any problems with my weight, so I am just hoping for the best going forward into the remainder of the year,” he said.
Confident in Dream Worrior’s potential for success, Edwards noted, “I am very confident of winning this race because I have worked this horse in the mornings and so I knew what to expect from him. I knew that I had to ride him very hard in the straight, and I did just that, so I am very happy that I won this race,” Edwards pointed out.