Backworth-bred Humidor made it 4 wins from just 6 starts when powering home in the Middle Stakes over 1200m at Scottsville Wednesday for trainer Tony Rivalland with maestro Anton Marcus up.
On her Poly debut over a distance a little short of optimal, the Backworth-bred Reigning Wave, came from behind to wash her opposition away, scoring an emphatic win in the process for trainer Paul Gadsby with Brandon Lerena up. Congratulations to owner Mr Henk Nel from Thor Insurance Brokers.
We may be nearing the peak of our Summer season here in KwaZulu-Natal, but Friday night's racing at Greyville sent chills down a few spines as we once again witnessed the class of a South African stallion great of times past, Western Winter.
Kahal (GB) - Linda Grandeza (AUS) by Grand Lodge (USA)
Backworth-bred Kadeze broke her maiden Sunday over the speedy Scottsville 1000m in a time of 58.6 for trainer Tony Rivalland with jockey Brandon Lerena up.
Kadeze is from the family of Well Decorated (USA) who recorded 6 wins including the Arlington-Washington Futurity Gr.1, Saratoga Special Stakes Gr.2, Bahamas Handicap Gr.3 and Sport Page Handicap (L) and Victorious (USA) who recorded 3 wins including Saratoga Special Stakes Gr.2, Juvenille Stakes Gr.3 and Flash Stakes (L).
Congratulations to owner, friend and stallwart Backworth supporter Mary Liley.
Kadeze is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
PIETERMARITZBURG ASSOCIATION FOR THE AGED MAIDEN PLATE
|1||0.0||KADEZE||58.0||10||B Lerena||Tony Rivalland|
|2||0.8||MINNIE THE MINX||60.0||2||B Jacobson||Wendy Whitehead|
|3||0.9||IN SIXTY SECONDS||58.0||5||I Sturgeon||Doug Campbell|
|4||1.6||SORBONNE||60.0||8||A Forbes||Chris Erasmus|
|5||1.8||PRINCESS ARIEL||60.0||6||S Randolph||Corinne Bestel|
|6||3.2||HURRICANE NELL||58.0||3||* D Dillon||Doug Campbell|
|7||4.2||ENCHANTED BAY||58.0||7||A Mgudlwa||Garth Puller|
|8||6.5||CATCHING ZEDS||60.0||4||*C Murray (4.0kg)||Mike Pappas|
|9||7.8||CARTOUCHE||58.0||12||M Yeni||Mark Dixon|
|10||9.8||APOSTLE ADVANCING||58.0||11||K de Melo||Gavin van Zyl|
|11||9.8||LUNJIWE||58.0||13||* L Mohapi (2.5)||Charles Laird|
|12||12.6||QUEENMEAD||58.0||1||D Daniels||Miss BL Impey|
|13||13.3||ROY’S DOCTOR||60.0||14||W Kennedy||Kumaran Naidoo|
|14||19.0||RHUMBA||58.0||9||* B Claasen||Doug Campbell|
Muhtafal (USA) - Moving On Up by Jallad (USA)
Capping off a solid weekend’s racing for Backworth-breds was the Tony Rivalland-trained Muhtafal colt, Lucky Break, who ran an impressive finish at Clairwood Sunday under Brandon Lerena to break his maiden for owner Mary Liley.
Lucky Break is a half brother to Queen of the Nkosazana Stakes (Listed), Raise The Bar. He is the grandson of Eternal Dancer who had a career tally of 12 wins and is from the family of Chattaronga with 6 wins.
The three-year-old chestnut colt is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
In the 9th, Backworth-bred Gold Flight (Right Approach - Faerie Gold) finished a good 4th, after getting into trouble early, for trainer Alyson Wright under Warren Kennedy.
SOCCER 6 MAIDEN PLATE
|1||0.0||LUCKY BREAK||60.0||5||B Lerena||Tony Rivalland|
|2||2.5||GLASS TIGER||60.0||15||S Cormack||Dennis Drier|
|3||2.7||BOLT OF LIGHT||60.0||6||A Delpech||Mike de Kock|
|4||5.4||CASTLE KEEP||60.0||3||W Kennedy||Paul Gadsby|
|5||5.6||PAX AETERNA||60.0||4||S Randolph||Kumaran Naidoo|
|6||5.8||GHARBEE||60.0||2||* H v’d Hoven (4.0)||Mike de Kock|
|7||7.8||QATAR SPRINGS||60.0||12||B Jacobson||Gavin van Zyl|
|8||7.8||CAPE CANAVERAL||60.0||14||S Khumalo||Frank Robinson|
|9||7.9||ECO STORM||60.0||7||A Mgudlwa||Garth Puller|
|10||8.6||AT MIDNIGHT||57.5||1||* J Barnes (4.0)||Garth Puller|
|11||8.9||BRAVE PINCER||60.0||11||D Lembethe||James Goodman|
|12||8.9||GOLDEN MATADOR||60.0||8||M Odendaal||Sean Tarry|
|13||9.0||BOLD ATTITUDE||60.0||9||C Orffer||Michael Miller|
|14||9.8||IBERIAN EXPRESS||60.0||13||* D Dillon||Mark Dixon|
|15||12.0||GHURKA CHIEF||60.0||10||K Shea||Steve Benton|
SUGAR RUSH (SAF)
Miesque’s Approval (USA) - Sweet Sweet (AUS)
by Kenmare (FR)
It was an exciting moment, as all of us at Backworth had a soft spot for the dam Sweet Sweet! We bought her from Chris Saunders’s Invermooi Stud some time back, after they had struggled through a few seasons to get her in foal. Having produced a good horse ‘Meet at Mala Mala’, we saw a breeding opportunity in her top bloodline, and took the gamble. She conceived to Miesque’s Approval first season for us, producing ‘Sugar Rush’, but through numerous further coverings never conceived again!
It was also encouraging to watch Miesque’s Approval notch up a further winner!
Congratulations to all the connections!
DRAKEWOODS MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
|1||0.00||SUGAR RUSH||60.0||0||7||B Lerena||Tony Rivalland|
|2||2.50||REGAL BREEZE||60.0||0||2||A Marcus||Glen Puller|
|3||3.25||PIGEON POWER||60.0||72||4||A Delpech||Kumaran Naidoo|
|4||4.50||CRIMSON FIRE||60.0||68||9||B Jacobson||Alec Laird|
|5||4.60||HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE||60.0||62||10||S Veale||Yogas Govender|
|6||6.85||SHEIKINA||60.0||71||3||K Latham||Herman Brown / Frank R|
|7||8.10||BONNET PIECE||60.0||52||5||* K de Melo (1.5)||Des Egdes|
|8||8.85||SENORITA AL||60.0||62||1||M Byleveld||Alistair Gordon|
|9||13.10||WESTERN COVE||60.0||0||6||J Samuel||Corinne Bestel|
|10||14.85||BELOW THE RADAR||60.0||0||12||* T Matsoele (4.0)||Alec Laird|
|11||17.60||DESI GIRL||60.0||0||11||K Teetan||Chris Erasmus|
|12||26.10||PROPHETESS||60.0||0||8||D David||Corinne Bestel|
|13||0.00||SOUNDSGREATOME||60.0||66||6||* J Mariba (4.0)||Paul Lafferty|