Re­mem­ber This will not be for­got­ten

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Horse Racing -

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.

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