A courageous trip by Ridgemont Highlands-sponsored Greg Cheyne was the spotlight of the R150 000 Listed Women Mile at Kenilworth on Saturday when the Silvano filly Platinum Class confirmed once more that she loves the mile as she produced a sustained end to win going away.
Greg Cheyne deserved all of the credit score for the victory on the Drakenstein owned 7-2 favorite.
Coming down the house straight, the gaps weren’t vast open and it took some braveness by horse and rider to squeeze by means of a late hole on the rail that opened the door to a wise win.
As soon as into the clear, Platinum Class gained filled with operating to attain by a size in a time of 102,21 secs.
Shamrock Wind was at all times thereabouts and stayed on properly for second, 0,30 lengths forward of a flying Pearl Jam.
The winnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stablemate Dynamic Diana moved up menacingly within the straight however pale late to run fourth.
A R210 000 Nationwide Yearling Sale purchase, the winner, who races for Drakenstein Stud, was bred by Mauritzfontein and Wilgerbosdrift and is a daughter of Silvano (Lomitas) out of the four-time winner Categorical Queen (Jet Grasp).
Platinum Class has gained 6 races with 7 locations from 18 begins for stakes of R505Ã‚Â 750.
Stipes Report excerpt:
Jockey S Khumalo (STILL I RISE (AUS)) reported that this filly was making an irregular respiratory noise and he felt one thing amiss with the filly in operating. STILL I RISE (AUS) was eased out of the race within the straight. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to look at the filly on her return to the unsaddling enclosure and submit a report.
LIBRA (R Khathi) was momentarily awkwardly positioned on the heels DYNAMIC DIANA (R Fourie), which rolled in barely approaching the 100m.