Scintillating Scottsville Sunday

Whilst we desperately await the start of the rainy season here in KwaZulu-Natal, there was no dampening the spirits of our Backworth-breds Sunday, as they blitzed the Scottsville turf in scintillating fashion.

Bella Miesque (Miesque's Approval - Linda Grandeza) secures fourth in the Duzi Bar & Restaurant Maiden Plate (F&M) over 1200m.

First up for the farm was Bella Miesque (Miesque's Approval - Linda Grandeza) in the second over 1200m, coming back from a break for trainer Wendy Whitehead with veteran Alec Forbes up.

Jumping and settling well and still in the action at the 200m marker, the 3-year-old filly battled bravely with Diamond League (Dynasty) for third and fourth places as Isingamoya (Muhtafal) scooted ahead to claim line honours from Seventh Moment (Seventh Rock) in second. This was a good showing by the filly for owners Messrs Geoff Perkins, Sanjeev RamsewakSanjeeth Ramsewak and Miss Wendy Whitehead.

Humidor (Miesque's Approval - Lewinsky's Lover) wins the Aarya Singh Maiden Plate over 1200m.

The next race on the card saw Tony Rivalland-trained, Backworth-bred Humidor (Miesque's Approval - Lewinsky's Lover) starting against a formidable lineup of experienced campaigners. Following a 355 day layoff and making just his second racecourse appearance, the 4-year-old gelding was suitably partnered with the wisdom of Anton Marcus in the stirrups.

Breaking well, Humidor settled at the head of affairs galloping a comfortable pace. Obliging his pilot at the 400m marker, he stretched out to pull away from his pursuers, leading home Jason Argo (Argonaut) in second with Roy's Power (Bezrin) and Destined For Dawn (Lion Tamer) following in third and fourth.

This is a stunning horse and owners Mrs Mary Liley, Messrs Ian Deetlefs, Marc Horsfield and Tony Rivalland will be thrilled with this performance.

Reigning Wave (King's Chapel - Tsunami) wins the Little Minds Academy Maiden Plate (F&M) over 1600m.

Not to be outdone was Backworth-bred Reigning Wave (King's Chapel - Tsunami) in the ninth over 1600m. Lining up for trainer Paul Gadsby with the experienced Alec Forbes up, the 3-year-old-filly was stepping up in distance against a classy field.

Sitting comfortably five off the front over the first 1000m, Reigning Wave entered the straight at pace, charging home for a convincing one length win from Estimation (Distorted Humor) in second, followed by Zilla (Judpot) and Coastal Spell (Toreador) in third and fourth respectively.

A well-deserved win for owners Mr Henk Nel and partners of Thor Insurance Brokers.

Congratulations to all the winning connections!