From The Paulick Report
Friday’s fourth race at Woodbine was highlighted by an athletic ride from Patrick Husbands to guide Thebarberofbrazil to victory despite losing his irons entering the final turn.
Husbands, who recently earned a record eighth Sovereign Award as the nation’s outstanding jockey, demonstrated why he is among the best at his craft with a remarkable effort to stay on his mount after being bumped sharply into the final turn of a seven furlong maiden allowance race.
A patient Husbands gathered up Thebarberofbrazil (#7, green cap) and rallied six-wide at the top of the stretch, surging past rivals, still without the hardware, to earn a head victory in a thrilling three-horse photo. Lion of Judah finished second, a head in front of The Feather Lands.
Thebarberofbrazil covered seven furlongs in 1:24.38. He paid $8.50 to win.