Easy for Azan's Peking Cruz
PEKING CRUZ took on SIR BUDGET in a speed blitz and left his older rival standing at the top of the lane to easily win yesterday's five-and-a-half furlongs overnight allowance sprint.
Partnered by Panamanian Dick Cardenas, three-year-old PEKING CRUZ hooked up with six-year-old SIR BUDGET as the pair left the starting gate in a frenzy, setting splits of 22.4 for the first two furlongs.
The battling speedsters raced clear of the field and turned for home with the Richard Azan-trained PEKING CRUZ looking more relaxed coming off the turn before accelerating in the stretch run to clock a quick 1:05.4 for the distance.
SIR BUDGET was no match for PEKING CRUZ and weakened close home, relegated to fourth by POLLY B and GARY GLITTER, second and third, respectively.
Trainer Ryan Darby and non-claiming apprentice Javaniel Patterson combined for a two-timer on the 10-race card - CAMOUFLAGE at 2-1 in the third and 13-1 upsetter, REASSURANCE in the fifth.
Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.