Barrier Trial winner Barbapapa gets off the mark
By Starspangledbanner and out of a Galileo-sired mare, Barbapapa won his Barrier Trial in August and today, under jockey Mark Enright, made most of the running and eventually shook off persistent challenger Brave Troop (80/1) to score by three parts of a length.
Enright later stated “he's a fine big horse, a beautiful horse, and I'd say the further he goes the better he'll get.
“He won a barrier trial here and was probably a little disappointing up here last time but he's massive to be running as a two-year-old.
“I'd say whatever he does in the next while will be a bonus because when he grows into his frame he could be a nice horse.”