Justin Snaith and jockey Richard Fourie soared off the high of an adrenaline charged Sun Met day and kept the tills ticking over with a low-key feature win at Fairview on Friday.
The mark of a champion is to deliver consistently at all levels, and after the exertions of a major day a week earlier, the combination took four horses up the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and struck with the game 6yo Star Chestnut, always a force in the lesser climes of the Eastern Cape.
Starting favourite in the non black-type R110 000 Fairview Mile, the 3-1 Star Chestnut was relaxed behind Fantasy Art and Afrikaburn and cruised through his opposition to win unextended by 2 lengths in a time of 97,19 secs.
Laws Of Succession stayed on well for second, ahead of the late rattling Streak Of Silver who was given plenty to do in the rush for home.
A R400 000 National Yearling Sale graduate, Star Chestnut has won 7 races with 12 places from his 35 starts for stakes of R633 675.
Bred by Drakenstein Stud, the 6yo gelding is by Horse Chestnut (Fort Wood) out of three- time winner Gaily Goes West (Western Winter).