Broadway Trip on the job
PETER White and Chris Gerber are two of racings staunchest supporters and the R300k they clubbed together to purchase Broadway Trip from Moutonshoek was repaid in double at Scottsville yesterday as the son of Trippi bolted home in the BSA August Million Colts & Geldings.
It was a superb performance by Alec Laird’s charge as the colt came from near last at the top of the straight to win going away from the debutante Zen Arcade and second pick in the betting, Silva’s Bullet.
“He’s certainly got an action on him. He’s a big, leggy colt but he can get those legs to move,” said Laird. “When I got him he was a small horse but he’s grown into a tall horse.”
All the money was for PE raider Kimberley Star but the gamble went astray as Alan Greeff’s runner could only manage fourth.
Broadway Star had shown a smart turn of foot on debut when making up many lengths inside the final furlong to get up close home but he did face a more testing field yesterday
However, he proved more than up to the challenge.
Turning for home from what looked to be a hopeless position he motored home to win as he liked. “He’s still a big baby,”said newly appointed stable jockey Randall Simons.
“He’s still green and shows a lot of potential. I just showed him the stick at the 200 to keep his mind on the job. In the end he won a good race.”
Louis Goosen, having recently relocated from the Vaal to Ashburton, will have been well pleased with Zen Arcade earning a fat cheque on debut. He too rattle home to deny Silva’s Bullet second.
Dean Kannemeyer’s runner was far from disgraced in third.
He was never comfortable as Anthony Delpech, ever the professional having dashed back from Ascot on Saturday to partner the colt yesterday, was hard at him for most of the race and having a rough passage approaching the bend. He hit the front briefly at the 200 m mark but had no answers to the finishing bursts from the first two home. Robbie Hill was a top rider on his day but Fullfillyourdream gave him his finest hour as a trainer as the spec buylifted the R600k first cheque in the BSA August Million Fillies.
“I liked the look of this filly at the sale and when she went through the ring twenty thousand, twenty thousand, I stuck up my hand and got her for R25 000. I didn’t have a buyer so I was grateful when Gerald (Kalil) took her over.”
“I only saw her for the first time two weeks ago,” admitted Kalil, “but she’s fulfilled mydream.”
It was not a result most punters will have been happy with as Fullfillyourdream paid R48 a tote win.
This was the third of four winners on the day for Sean Veal as the Oldlands Stud-bred daughter of Indigo Magic home ahead of Mind Your Business and Cloud Atlas.
Fullfillmydream took advantage of a murderous gallop and herstout pedigree kicked in over the final furlong as she got up to collar a game Mind Your Business and PE raider Cloud Atlas.