One of 26 entries for the R400 000 Gr2 New Turf Carriers Reserve Stayers to be run over 2800m on Sun Met day, Brett Crawford’s Gimme One Night continues to lift his game and he produced his customary late flourish to win the R250 000 Heineken Gr3 Chairman’s Cup at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Registering a hat-trick of wins, including his second stakes victory on the trot, Gimme One Night was easy to back at 5-2 in the eight horse field and came from last to mow his opposition down inside the 200m.
The mare Xanadu led Walter Smoothie and PE visitor Sheet Weaver early on, with Gimme One Night in the back seat.
Into the home run, Gauteng raider Walter Smoothie made an early bid before being tackled by Pacific Chestnut and topweight Strathdon.
But with the whips cracking late in the 3200m contest, It was Gimme One Night who finished strongly under an elated Lyle Hewitson to get the 0,40 length verdict over outsider Pacific Chestnut in a time of 212,38 secs.
Strathdon, not quite himself at this stage, stayed on a further 0,75 lengths back in third.
A R200 000 National Yearling Sale purchase, the 5yo Gimme One Night has won 6 races with 14 places from 31 starts for stakes of R654 125.
Bred by Riverton Stud, the winner is a son of 2012 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready) out of the one-time winning Fiesta Queen – a daughter of Parade Leader.
The entries for the Gr2 Reserve Stayers
|19||American Landing||Brett Crawford||89|
|5||Ballad Of The Sea (AUS)||Candice Bass-Robinson||83|
|10||Cedar Man||Greg Ennion||83|
|0||Dynasty’s Blossom||Joey Ramsden||90|
|1||Elusive Silva||Justin Snaith||111|
|8||Flichity By Farr||Alyson Wright||97|
|7||Gimme One Night||Brett Crawford||87|
|0||Hat Puntano (ARG)||Joey Ramsden||112|
|17||Let It Rain||Dan Katz||102|
|2||Magnificent Seven||Justin Snaith||96|
|0||Ovidio (AUS)||Justin Snaith||108|
|13||Pacific Chestnut||Candice Bass-Robinson||75|
|9||Perpetual Flame||Nathan Kotzen||87|
|20||Platinum Prince||Justin Snaith||101|
|3||Sailing Lizard||Andre Nel||84|
|14||Shabba Ranks||Candice Bass-Robinson||81|
|11||Sheet Weaver||Tara Laing||84|
|15||Walter Smoothie||Stuart Pettigrew||98|
|6||Woodland’s Forest||C J Burger/R van Reenen||83|
Gr3 Chairman’s Cup (SAf-Gr3)
Kenilworth, South Africa, January 5, R250k, 3200m, turf, good, 3.32.38
1 – GIMME ONE NIGHT (SAF), 53.5, b g 5, Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) – Fiesta Queen (SAF) by Parade Leader (USA). Owner Mrs C L Gabler, Dr B D Sarembock, Mr P C Sarembock & Sea Cottage Properties CC (Nom: Dr K A Sarembock; Breeder Riverton Stud; trainer BJ Crawford; jockey L Hewitson
2 – Pacific Chestnut (SAF), 52.5, ch g 4, Horse Chestnut (SAF) – Pacific Charm (SAF) by Sportsworld (USA)
3 – Strathdon (SAF), 61.0, ch g 5, Silvano (GER) – Wintersweet (SAF) by Western Winter (USA)
Margins: 0.40, 0.75, 0.30