Remember This will not be forgotten
The 17-10 favourite Seattle Flame produced another classy performance when he won the main event of the day, a MR 104 Handicap over 1200 meters at the Fairview Polytrack yesterday.
Seattle Flame, who was well ridden by Greg Cheyne for the Alan Greeff yard, defeated Flight Captain (6-1) by 0.25 lengths with Streak Of Silver (22-1) and Story Of My Life (113-20) finishing third and fourth respectively.
Story Of My Life and Seattle Flame were the early frontrunners with Vous Et Var last after a rather poor start.
A few strides further Flight Captain took over the lead with a decent gallop.
Seattle Flame became stronger as the race progressed and put his head in front with 60m to go to secure his fourth victory from 14 outings for Messrs Greg Bortz & Braam van Huyssteen.
Streak Of Silver finished strongly and must be watched in his next outing.
First timer Run For Gold (314) made a pleasing debut for owners Mr FH McGrath & Optima Trust when he defeated 16-10 favourite Adalberto by 0.25 lengths to win the first leg of the Pick 6 over 1200m.
The fast-finishing Run For Gold, who had Ryan Munger in the irons for the Yvette Bremner stable, seems to be a special sort and is worth following.
The former Ormond Ferraris charge Querari Viking (57-20) made a winning debut for his new Sharon Kotzen yard when Louie Mxothwa rode him to victory in Race 5 over 1600m.
He defeated Free Agent (4-1) by 1.75 lengths with the 61-20 favourite Wish To Land third and It Is Written (11-1) fourth.
It was Querari Viking’s fourth career victory and he paid R5.10 a win.
As predicted, Border Control made a winning debut for trainer Grant Paddock when he toyed with the field in Race 6 to win by 5.25 lengths.
Jockey Mxothwa slacked down in the closing stages to win much easier than the winning margin suggests.
Border Control, who previously ran for the Brett Crawford yard, paid R6.40 a win.
The 14-10 favourite, League Game, was a big disappointment, finishing 15.50 lengths behind the winner.
The biggest upset of the day came in Race 7 when 18-1 outsider Remember This held on to beat March Music (16-10) by 0.25 lengths.
Remember This is a former Vaughan Marshall charge and won her third race for her new Greeff yard.
Remember This paid R27.30 a win and R4.60 a place.
Mxothwa showed great form in winning three races, while Cheyne was next best with a double.
Among the trainers Greeff came out tops with three winners while Paddock also had a successful afternoon with a brace.
THE SECRET’S OUT. Secret Captain, despite carrying a hefty 60kg, could take the honours today in Race 5 at Turffontein, a MR87 over 2000m. He could be a solid PA banker.