Any assessment Corazon might be a little too early in her racing career. However, based on preliminary signals, this two-year-old bay filly seems to have more than just normal ability and is certainly one to watch for the future.
Trained by Anthony Nunes and ridden by Dick Cardenas, Corazon (Blue Pepsi Lodge – My Heartbeat) shredded her maiden two-year-old rivals going over five furlongs straight winning by four lengths.
Lady Blue (Omar Walker) was second, ¾ lengths ahead of Mystic Mamma (Wesley Henry).
Corazon posted an impressive time of 59.2 with splits of 22.3 and 45.3 in the native-bred two-year-old run.
Corazon got a good break from one draw and immediately began to tuck across to centre course but was behind the speed Lady Blue, who blazed the early trail.
Lady Blue, after passing the dummy rails with two furlongs (400m) to run, looked strong on the lead but as soon as she entered the final furlong (200m), Corazon, under tender handling, drew alongside before pulling away in the end on a common canter.
“It is too early days yet to say how good she is. It is hard to tell that from this first time but this is a good first step. Not bad, the time of 59.2 was not bad because she was running into a bit of head breeze but that it a pretty good time, we have nothing to complain about,” Nunes offered.
Only time will tell, but racing fans should keep their eyes firmly fixed and follow the progress of Corazon.
“The performance was very nice. She (Corazon) worked really well in the mornings and she was very easy doing so as well. This may be the hardest we have asked her to run so far and so she did well. I am happy with her,” said Nunes