Ballybrit Stable's Creaky Cricket, who debuted with an excellent
performance in a June 6 Arlington International Racecourse juvenile
maiden, will hop his way across the Canadian border and hope to chirp
his way into the Woodbine winner's circle in Saturday's
$125,000 Victoria Stakes.
After winning by a visibly impressive 11½
lengths first out going 4½ furlongs in a spritely :52.50, the son of
stakes-winning sprinter Yesbyjimminy will hope to win over an additional
half-furlong on Saturday.
The Mike Dini-trained dark bay's main opposition could come from
morning line favorite Conquest Tsunami. A son of Stormy Atlantic
trained by Mark Casse, Conquest Tsunami enters off a runaway maiden win
in April at Keeneland, in which he earned a 93 Equibase Speed Figure -
three points higher than Creaky Cricket's maiden victory.
layoff, the Conquest Stable-owned colt is listed at 6-5 for his