It has been a long time between drinks for the Go Deputy filly Flying Ice. Throw in the curved ball of the R400 000 Gr2 Gold Bracelet being switched from the turf to the polytrack at the last moment and her outstanding win at Greyville on Sunday just looks all the more impressive.
Often placed at feature level, Flying Ice had to be a serious contender and looked to be better than her form of a Listed win way back in June 2015.
After 44 years of training horses, Bruss is off to pursue a stint in Saudi Arabia and enjoyed a great weekend – training the final winner of the Cape season just 24 hours earlier.
Gr2 Gold Bracelet (SAf-Gr2)
Greyville, South Africa, July 31, R400k, 2000m, a/w, good, 2.03.35
1 – FLYING ICE (SAF), 58.5, b f 3, Go Deputy (USA) – Strawberry Ice (SAF) by Western Winter (USA). Owner Mrs M Paterson; Breeder Lammerskraal Stud; trainer NL Bruss; jockey A Delpech
2 – Nightingale (SAF), 58.5, b f 3, Silvano (GER) – Quickwood (SAF) by Fort Wood (USA)
3 – Deputy Ryder (SAF), 60.0, ch f 4, Go Deputy (USA) – Miss Ryder (SAF) by Red Ryder (USA)
Margins: 2.75, 0.75, 0.10