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3 months 2 weeks ago #819298 by PeterD
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We have a very busy few days ahead with runners that we have bred, and hopefully can pick up a few more wins. Those marked * I still own a share.
Friday 4th Fairview
Race 3 Mhlabeni has been disappointing in CT, and relocates to PE. Gets a good draw, and I think a good chance on his CT form.
*Race 4 Mistress of Means. Showing signs of regaining confidence after her mishap a few runs ago. A good draw, back on the turf, top jockey. Hoping that she can regain her best form, if so can pop up.
*Race 7 Vic Falls Stepping up in class, against top local fillies and two useful CT raiders. Should enjoy the extra trip, and is still learning and improving. Tough task here but hoping she can get into the first 3 and earn black type.
* Race 8 Secret Dream. Was a decent 3yo in Gauteng, but lost form, so relocated to PE. Tried the poly last time, and she didn't take to it. Back on the turf. Wide draw to overcome, but should be competitive off her current rating. Hoping she can surprise here.
Saturday 5th Scottsville
*Race 5 Just for Laughs. Won her only start with a very good turn of foot. Have thrown her in the deep end here against top opposition. Hope to see her running on strongly.
Race 5 Sound of Warning (bred at Drakenstein in partnership ) Out of my top race mare Siren's Call. Two very impressive wins, and looks a huge runner here. The one to beat is Sheela.
Race 7 Sarah. Very speedy, and looks to have regained form at the right time. True to Life is the one to beat, but a good chance of making the first 3.
Saturday 5th Kenilworth
Race 2 Versailles. Was green on debut. Bred for further, and Call It Fate would appear to be the stable elect. Should show good improvement and I think a good chance of running into the money.
Race 3 Veni Vidi Vicci. Never out the places in his 4 starts. returns from a 6 month break, but if fit must have a very good winning chance.
Race 6 Exceeder. Unlucky loser last time. Should relish the distance. Bad draw, but a good winning chance.
*Race 6 Cape Point. Is improving steadily. Will enjoy the trip, and should run into the money.
*Race 7 Fynbos. Steps up to a higher division after a good win last time. Plum draw, and although this is a stronger field, has a winning chance with low weight.
*Race 8 Helen's Blush. Progressive filly, and a good winning chance in a competitive race.
*Race 8 Grey Princess. Bad draw, but always capable of a place in this class.
Monday 7th Fairview
*Race 5 Twin Falls. Coming to the end of her career, and a bit too high in the ratings. Capable at best, and a nice draw, so could surprise.
Race 6 Pharr Out. Enjoyed his first run on the poly, and can win again here off a modest rating.
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3 months 2 weeks ago #819301 by Dave Scott
Wonderful Peter and thanks for the update 🤞

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3 months 2 weeks ago #819408 by PeterD
Not a bad start, with one winner from 4 runners at Fairview.
Thanks to Richard Fourie for an exceptional ride. He had to avoid the kamikazi pilot who tried to take us us out shortly after the start, and timed his run to perfection in the straight.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #819411 by Dave Scott
May it continue Peter 👍

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3 months 2 weeks ago #819438 by PeterD
Smart win by Veni Vedi Vicci. Excellent training feat to bring him back in such good nick after a life threatening illness and 6 months break. Will pay to follow.
Good seconds Helen’s Blush and Fynbos, the latter very unlucky when baulked for a run. Gutsy third by Grey Princess from wide draw.
Cape Point and Exceeder undone by slow pace and poor placement- this race was a canter / sprint and not a test of stamina.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #819444 by Dave Scott
Nice day again Peter 👍

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3 months 2 weeks ago #819561 by PeterD
The highlight of the weekend for us the 2nd place in the Allan Robertson by Sound of Warning when just pipping the favourite Sheela, but both blown away by a scintillating performance by the stable companion Under Your Spell.
A good few days for Elusive Fort who continues to churn out the winners.
He has more promising runners lining up this week.

Today just one from the stud - Super Tanaye at the Vaal. Good debut a year ago, and then went wrong at second start. Comeback run was moderate. The connections have persevered, and I hope she rewards them with an improved performance.

Tomorrow at Kenilworth four runners.
The up and coming 3yo Pretty Betty takes on the consistent older mare Secret Depths in race 5 and both have a good shout. If Betty had a better draw she would be my clear first choice as she is improving every run, but needs some luck from the wide draw.
Treasure Hunt takes her chances in the Perfect Promise. A small but talented field, and she will need to show more improvement. I will be happy if she can run in the first 3. As with all these babies the rate of improvement is the key factor. Had she run straight she would have won by a much wider margin last time. That was just inexperience- she led with the same leg the whole race which may explain why she hung out in the finish.
The game front runner Elusive Tango runs in the 8th. He gets the worst of the draw and that will make it very tough for him. However, he has good gate speed and if he can get a decent position without working too hard, could run in the money.
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3 months 1 week ago #819653 by PeterD
Thrilled with Pretty Betty today- has really stepped up and is developing into a very smart filly. Secret Depths was forced to check and that cost her a decent position and otherwise would have run a place.
Gutsy performance by Elusive Tango- had to do a lot to overcome the draw but stayed on bravely.
Treasure Hunt also took a couple of bumps- could otherwise have perhaps run 4th. Will be interesting to see how she goes over further.

Quiet week ahead, just Drama Queen on Saturday.

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3 months 1 week ago #819656 by Dave Scott
Wonderful stuff Peter 👏

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3 months 1 week ago #819676 by KitKat
Top class performances PeterD. May you continue to go from strength to strength.
Thanks once again for your input regarding the local race meetings and other topics.

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3 months 1 week ago #819821 by PeterD
Drama Queen every chance but on that run needs to drop a few points in the ratings.
I bred two runners in Mauritius- Groban and Brilliant Disguise. Both should win races there. In particular, Brilliant Disguise had his first run there over a trip too sharp (990m) and ran on into fourth spot. He is one to follow there when he goes over a more suitable trip.
Our stallion, Elusive Fort, had a superb performance from Catch Twentytwo in the Gold Challenge. Both he and Kommetdieding are solid gr1 performing 3yearolds.
In the week ahead, two runners at Fairview on Tuesday -Encryption and Mhlabeni. I fancy Encryption to win again despite the 4 point raise in her MR and up in class.
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3 months 4 days ago #820245 by PeterD
Moderate efforts by the two PE runners on Tuesday. Encryption perhaps did a bit too much early on, and tired the last bit.
*Jean Paul runs in a strong juvenile race against winners in race 2 at Fairview on Friday. He was very disappointing in his last start when overracing and then fading badly. Dropping back in trip- they will go faster and he should be able to settle and run on. He is the rank outsider, but the weight difference could just bring him into the picture if he can build on his very promising second start when beaten 3L by the useful Safari Blue at level weights.
Montfort runs in the 8th race at Scottsville on Saturday. She was badly under sufferance in her two post maiden runs, and now is in the correct division. A very open race and she still has plenty scope for improvement.
*Fort Dawn is 3rd reserve in race 9 at Scottsville, so unlikely to get a run.
*Gentleman makes his debut at Kenilworth race 4 on Saturday. He is the second foal of an Ideal World mare, and a full brother to a winning filly, I'm a Lady. She was a promising filly, but died prematurely. She bumped no less a filly than Captain's Ransom on their debuts, and was only beaten 1.25 lengths that day!. He has had a grass gallop at Kenilworth, and he looks a nice sort. This will be a learning experience for him, and he will probably be better over further, but expecting a fair showing if not too green.
Veni Vidi Vicci gets a good draw of 2 in the 8th race, and steps up to 1600m which should suit him. He meets some hard knockers, but I think that he has a lot of scope for improvement and I'm hoping that he wins again.
Understated runs in the 3rd race on Sunday at Turffontein. He is no star, but he stays all day, and two promising places his last two runs. He gets a good chance to shed his maiden in a small field over 2600m.
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3 months 2 days ago #820490 by PeterD
A disappointing weekend.
Montfort compounded badly. Fair run by Veni Veni Vicci first run out the maidens, beaten just 2 lengths in a competitive field. Perhaps this run came a bit too soon just 2 weeks after previous. Understated they went a crawl, and I’m surprised that Ferraris did not get going earlier, as he is an out and out stayer and was never going to feature trying to outsprint them in the straight off that sort of pace.
Gentleman very green - jockey spent most of his energy trying to keep him straight. Will hopefully come on a heap from that, and showed reasonable speed and a nice action.

Some consolation that Understated’s race was won by a daughter of Elusive Fort. He also sired a winner and a second at Kenilworth for veteran trainer Greg Ennion, who had a good day, - saddled a smart double as well as two seconds.

An interesting winner was Starrywinternight in race 2 at Turffontein. He is the first foal of Elusive Stars, which was Elusive Fort’s very first winner, and also the first of his progeny to earn black type running 3rd in the listed Perfect Promise Stakes for 2yo fillies. She was bought as a yearling by the late Ronnie Sheehan for just R5k, and he was then able to sell a half share in her for R200k!.
This is the 4 th winner for Elusive Fort as the damsire, from just 6 runners.
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3 months 2 days ago #820491 by Prish007
Thank you Peter for all comments and thoughts. Some excellent performances. All the best for the future and keep the thread going.

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3 months 1 day ago #820497 by Sylvester
Whole of the moon was win 98 for Elusive Fort for the season

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Scottsville 5
Durbanville 6
Greyville 11
Vaal 12
Turfontein 20
Fairview 21
Kenilworth 23

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3 months 2 hours ago #820624 by PeterD
The winter weather is back again in CT this week. Quite a bit of rain on Monday night and this morning, and more forecast.
The course dried out last week, so should be handle to handle it unless a serious storm develops.
Four runners for the stud at Kenilworth tomorrow (Wednesday):
Versailles in race 1. Two fair sprints under the belt, and now goes 1400m which should be to her liking. The older Jetrix is the stable elect, and Versailles has to overcome a wide draw. An interesting contest with 5 two year olds taking on 5 older fillies. I will be happy if she runs a place this time, but should not be a maiden too long.
Exceeder and *Cape Point meet for the fourth time, and the former looks the better horse. Both were a bit disappointing over the 2400m last time, and now go 1950m against much the same competition as their last couple of runs. Neither draws well, but both are in with an ew shout in a fairly open race.
Major Attraction is a smart, improving filly going for her hattrick over her favourite trip of 1400m in race 7, and is the stud's best hope for a winner on the day. She gives the Ladies Mile on Saturday a miss to run here, and from the plum draw can score her 5th win from just 13 starts, although facing her toughest test so far.

On Thursday, Major Winter returns from a break of a few months since winning his maiden, in the 8th race at Vaal. He looks fairly handicapped, and has obvious scope for improvement having only his 5 th start. Has the benefit of a good draw, and if fit enough must have an ew shout.

On Friday, *Mistress of Means runs in the 5th at Fairview. A tough draw of 10 to overcome in a full field, but she again gets the services of Richard Fourie who won a good race on her last time, so we are hopeful of another good run.

As I write this, Hey Georgeous and Queen Theodora have given Elusive Fort the exacta in race 4 at the Vaal. As pointed out by Sylvester, Hey Georgeous is his 99th win for the season.
Unfortunately, Kommetdieding drew in the bush in the July.
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2 months 4 weeks ago #820689 by Thangaveloo
Hi PeterD, trust you are well. Any thoughts on KOMMETDIEDING, looks like he may had needed the polytrack on his last run in the Daily News 2000.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #820812 by PeterD
Despite the weather, the Kenilworth Wednesday meeting went ahead as scheduled.
Our highlight was the fluent win recorded by Major Attraction which won going away by a couple of lengths for her 5 th win. She has been bumped up to MR 100 and is looking like a feature race prospect.
Versailles showed good improvement going the extra ground and ran on strongly for 3rd after being dropped out from a wide draw. She is going the right way and should pick up a maiden race soon.
Exceeder and Cape Point both ran very disappointingly.
Major Winter must be the unluckiest horse in SA. For the second time in just 5 runs he clipped heels and dislodged his jockey.

We will be watching the weather closely for the next couple of days as we have runners in the features on Saturday at Kenilworth.
In the Irridescence ( race 3) *Treasure Hunt has to overcome a wide draw in a small but competitive field. She ran below expectations last time but I think will enjoy the extra and at the weights has an ew chance.
*Pretty Betty jumps up in class in the Ladies Mile (race4) Another small field, where the 3year olds meet each other at close to normal handicap terms, but are some 6kg out at the weights with the two older fillies. She is still improving and she galloped nicely in the wet, so I expect her to be in the first 3.
*Helen’s Blush runs in the River Jetez (race 6) where stamina will be the key. Marina is a worthy favourite and will be tough to beat. If we stay the trip in the expected soft going, then we have a fair place chance.
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2 months 3 weeks ago #820946 by Felix
Well done and congratulations Peter,she looks special,looks to have a lot of heart and fights back when headed.:cheer: :cheer:
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