Saturday, July 28 2012
Richard’s Kid Romps In Cougar II ‘Cap
Zabeel Racing International’s seven-year-old Richard’s Kid, two-time winner of Del Mar’s signature race of the summer season, the $1 million Pacific Classic in 2009 and 2010, but winless in two tries to win the Cougar II Handicap, rectified that situation Friday with an impressive triumph in the mile and one-half marathon.
Patiently handled by jockey Rafael Bejarano, Richard’s Kid, carrying highweight of 123 pounds as the overwhelming 2-5 favorite, loped along in fifth place during the early stages of the lengthy contest, was swung out for room turning into the stretch the final time and powered away easily to win by 1 ½ lengths.
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