Dixon on a cru­sade


SUM­MERVELD trainer Mark Dixon will be tar­get­ing his use­ful filly Silent Cru­sade at the Grade 3 Poin­set­tia Stakes over 1200m at Hol­ly­wood­bets Scottsvill­e on April 26 and depend­ing on how well she does there she might have a crack at the Grade 1 City Of Pi­eter­mar­itzburg (SA Fil­lies) Sprint over the same course and dis­tance six weeks later.

The Cru­sade filly won two of her three starts over 1200m early in her ca­reer.

She is out of the tal­ented six-time win­ning Sil­vano mare Sil­ver Fan­tasy, who won from 1400m to 1800m, in­clud­ing the Listed Scar­let Lady.

Dixon said Silent Cru­sade had just come back into work af­ter be­ing given a hol­i­day af­ter her good third be­hind Roy's Riviera and Vis­tula in the Grade 3 Flam­boy­ant Stakes over 1600m on Box­ing day.

The five-time win­ner's chief tar­get for the SA Cham­pi­ons Sea­son will ei­ther be the Grade 1 Jon­s­son Work­wear Gar­den Province Stakes or the KZN Breed­ers Mil­lion Mile. She won't be able to run in both as they are just a week apart.

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