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First Runner For Cape Stalwart

Troop The Colour opens a new chapter

Veteran Cape workrider and assistant to the late Ronnie Sheehan, Peter Wrensch will saddle his first runner at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Peter Wrensch – looking forward to Saturday (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photograhy)

In an interview with the Sporting Post in May this year, the top former Cape Hunt amateur jockey declared that he had ridden what must be close to a record of over 40 000 horses in work at Milnerton in his forty years in the saddle.

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The passing of his boss Ronnie Sheehan in October meant that Peter had to move quickly to slot into the trainer role. Sheehan had been ill for some time and the existing owners in the yard had long adjusted to Peter carrying a large part of the workload.

He wrote his Trainers Exam on 8 November and took over the Sheehan string.

Peter sends out his first runner at Kenilworth on Saturday when the honest stayer Troop The Colour runs in MR78 Handicap over 2400m.

The field:
1 1 Fellow Traveller 60 78 A K de Melo Glen Kotzen
2 9 Gimme One Night 59.5 77 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
3 10 Pacific Chestnut 59.5 79 BA A Domeyer Candice Bass-Robinson
4 2 Woodland’s Forest 59.5 77 B R Fourie C J Burger/R van Reenen
5 6 Paddington 56.5 71 BA D Dillon Joey Ramsden
6 4 The Silva Fox 54.5 69 BA *S Mbhele -2.5 Vaughan Marshall
7 5 Magic Mary 54 68 A *L Tarentaal -2.5 Brett Crawford
8 3 Room At The Top 53.5 67 BA S Veale Andre Nel
9 11 Juddering Angel 53 64 A S Khumalo Joey Ramsden
10 7 Troop The Colour 52.5 65 A A Andrews Peter Wrensch
11 8 Parisian Gold 52 60 BA S Cele Greg Ennion

He  told the Sporting Post that he was looking forward to what would obviously be a very emotional moment for him.

“Troop The Colour is very fit and he should be competitive with 52.5kg to carry. He is well suited to the 2400m. Anthony Andrews knows him well. It’s a nice day of racing with some decent features carded. I am proud to be given this opportunity. I have many people to thank. I hope we can do well, ” he said.

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4 comments on “First Runner For Cape Stalwart

  1. pottie says:

    Glad peter is going to get his chance wish him all the best

  2. Geoff Clark says:

    Just do it Peter Wrensch , all the best.

  3. Arnie says:

    Go Peter you are sure to make your strides and we welcome you onto the course to show your proven ability and wish YOU great luck

  4. bob kistnasamy says:

    Everything of the very best with your new venture, Peter. We shall be watching your progress with great interest.

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