Miesque’s Approval (USA) - Devon Lady (SAF) by Saumarez (GB)
Backworth-bred Devonesque (Miesque’s Approval - Devon Lady) cracked his maiden at Scottsville on Sunday amongst some talented company under jockey Nicky Roebuck for trainer Wendy Whitehead and a group of owners including commentator duo Craig and Sheldon Peters. Here is an extract from the Sporting Post :
“Craig Peters was calling the race and had what he, and the rest of us, had thought was his 700m of glory calling home Devonesque. Peters then switched to the inside group of horses late in the race - and then incredulously exclaimed a few seconds later that Devonesque was still going great guns!
A commentator who launched his career some 35 years ago in the City of Bloemfontein, Craig Peters is one of South Africa’s foremost and experienced race-callers and the man known as ‘Eagle Eye’ seldom stumbles over his words. But Peters had to put down his binoculars at the 200m marker of the second race, rub his eyes and check the television set in his elevated office, before almost allowing his emotions to take control.
But the professionalism and experience shone through as he called the winner home in his characteristic polished style - and in what must be a huge thrill as he apologized for the obvious excitement in his voice. The next big record breaking run came from Peters himself - when he galloped the route from the commentary box to make an appearance at the post-race interview. For those that have not visited the Scottsville eagle’s lair, we can confirm that it includes obstacles and hurdles of precarious flights of stairs and narrow strips of board.
Keeping it in the family, Devoneque’s dam, Devon Lady, raced for Wendy Whitehead, and her partner and assistant, Duncan McKenzie also has a share. Racing is meant to be fun!”
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER 10 MAIDEN PLATE
|1||0.00||DEVONESQUE||60.0||64||14||N Roebuck||Wendy Whitehead|
|2||2.50||SPECIAL HENNY (ARG)||60.0||65||7||* L Mohapi (4.0)||Pat Lunn|
|3||2.75||KENTRIDGE (ARG)||60.0||66||12||M Yeni||Adam W Kethro|
|4||2.80||SOUL MATE||60.0||0||15||S Randolph||Dennis Drier|
|5||2.85||MAJESTIC EMBLEM||60.0||76||9||B Lerena||Michael Roberts|
|6||4.10||MAAK ‘N PLAN (AUS)||60.0||0||8||A Marcus||Herman Brown / Frank Robinson|
|7||4.60||BUTLER YEATS||60.0||0||3||A Forbes||Dennis Drier|
|8||5.60||LAURENCE OF LENASIA||60.0||67||13||W Marwing||James Goodman|
|9||7.35||ARCANUM||60.0||55||6||B Jacobson||Glen Kotzen|
|10||10.60||LAID BACK||57.5||0||1||C Orffer||Alyson Wright|
|11||10.85||FRIEND OF FREEDOM||60.0||0||2||L Africa||Des Egdes|
|12||11.60||SPECTACULADOR||60.0||0||5||S Cormack||Dennis Drier|
|13||13.85||DAMASK WAY||60.0||0||11||K Zechner||Tony Rivalland|
|14||14.10||ST OMER||60.0||0||4||* K de Melo (1.5)||Des Egdes|
|15||14.35||KING OF CASHEL||60.0||0||10||C Taylor||Glen Puller|
|16||0.00||SHARK ATTACK||60.0||0||16||A Delpech||Bart Rice|
|17||0.00||WILLIAM’S DREAM||60.0||0||1||n/a||Duncan Howells|