MR RITZ DEFENDS HIS SEAGRAM CUP GR.3 TITLE
OASIS DREAM's Mr Ritz was victorious in the Seagram Cup Gr.3 at Woodbine for the second year in succession yesterday (26th July).
The Josie Carroll-trained five-year-old led from the gate and repelled all his challengers to win by two lengths. He now has two Group wins and four Group places to his credit. Carroll commented: “When he made the lead, I was a little worried with that horse [Explode] pressuring him, but he was so relaxed. You could tell he was very relaxed and then we he got a :24 [quarter], I said, 'You know what, they're not going to catch him today.'”
She added: “We thought he was very, very tight – he had been excelling in his works – but there's nothing like a race to really tighten him up, especially at this level of competition. He's won stakes on both surfaces. I think he's just a good older horse that's coming into himself.”
Date: 27 July 2020