The form of Backworth-breds continues to flourish as we move into February with five winners in the past four weeks from not many runners!
Backworth had a great day on the racecourse Friday with our runners continuing to perform across the country.
Below is an article published yesterday on the Bloodstock South Africa website following Backworth’s ‘tremendous treble’ on the weekend with the Duncan McKenzie-trained Spectacularus, the Gavin van Zyl-trained Too Much Fun and the Frank Robinson-trained Go Again!
“The Backworth Stud has enjoyed a cracking start to the 2013-2014 season. The farm who have been loyal and stalwart Bloodstock South Africa supporters over the years, enjoyed a fine treble over the weekend.
The first leg of the Backworth hatrick kicked off when Spectacularus broke her maiden in fine fashion on Friday. A daughter of former Eclipse Champion Miesque’s Approval, Spectacularus was a cheap R25,000 buy at the 2011 Suncoast Casino KZN Yearling Sale. Well done to owners Backworth Stud, and Messrs Levy and Rivalland - this filly has already earned back her purchase price!
Second of the Backworth winners to score over the weekend was the Admire Main-sired filly, Too Much Fun. The Winston Chow owned filly showed her appreciation for a step up in trip by saluting impressively over 1600m, and she is another who should win her share of races.
Too Much Fun (whose dam Merriment is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Superwood) was a R140,000 buy at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. She is a filly with a lovely pedigree (Too Much Fun is from the great Soho Secret family), and hopefully she can go from strength to strength.
Go Again completed the hatrick for Backworth with a brave victory at Clairwood Park on Sunday. The Frank Robinson-trained gelding (who is a full brother to smart, Grade 2 winning filly First Again) narrowly prevailed in a thrilling finish to win by the shortest of short heads for his connections. The son of Muhtafal was a R600,000 buy for owner Mr Bifov at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Bloodstock South Africa would like to congratulate Backworth’s Keith Russon and Ian Todd for this fine achievement.
GO AGAIN (SAF)
Muhtafal (USA) - Going Places (Zim) by Esplendor (ARG)
Backworth had a good day’s racing at Scottsville Tuesday with GO AGAIN (Muhtafal - Going Places) winning second time out for the Herman Brown / Frank Robinson yard; beating the hot favourite, Markus Jooste’s talented Trippi colt, Skywalk Luke (Trippi - Catwalk Cutie), by a length.
The Backworth graduate of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale is a full brother to First Again, winner of the 2006 Ipi Tombe Challenge (Grade 2) and the highest merit rated filly of her generation (MR106). Congratulations to the Brown/Robinson yard and to owner Mr R. Bifov.
In the 3rd race on the same card, Backworth-bred SUGAR RUSH (Miesque’s Approval - Sweet Sweet) ran 2nd, also second time out, for trainer Tony Rivalland, beaten by the Dennis Drier-trained favourite, Sue For Peace (Western Winter - Divided).
On Monday at Clairwood, LUXARDO (Mogok - Absolut Star) ran 4th, first time out, over 1000m. A commendable run considering he was left at the start.
UK SOCCER 4 MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE
|1||0.00||GO AGAIN||58.0||0||2||K Latham||Herman Brown / Frank Robinson|
|2||1.00||SKYWALK LUKE||58.0||0||8||A Marcus||Charles Laird|
|3||4.00||TIGER STORM||58.0||0||4||S Cormack||Glen Kotzen|
|4||7.75||BRIGHT IDEA||58.0||0||5||C Orffer||Ivan Moore|
|5||7.80||MIGHTY LION||58.0||0||1||S Veale||Paul Gadsby|
|6||8.30||DONNINGTON||58.0||0||9||B Lerena||Chris Erasmus|
|7||9.05||SMARTELLI||58.0||0||7||S Randolph||Dennis Drier|
|8||12.05||HORAY HENRY||58.0||0||6||A Mgudlwa||Alyson Wright|
|9||20.55||SPRINTER KING||58.0||0||3||A Forbes||Michael Miller|
|10||20.65||SEAN O’ CASEY||58.0||0||10||M Yeni||Mike de Kock|
|11||0.00||KENTUCKY GUEST||58.0||0||4||B Jacobson||Doug Campbell|
|12||0.00||RANDOM AL||58.0||0||6||S Khumalo||Sean Miller|
|13||0.00||VICTORIA’S ALBERT||58.0||0||5||G Wrogemann||Sean Miller|