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Sandile – A Great Advert For SA Academy

Now claims 1,5kgs allowance

Candice Bass-Robinson’s consistent Byword filly Miss Plumcake was a milestone 40th career winner for Milnerton Academy based apprentice Sandile ‘Sanzi’ Mbhele at Durbanville on Saturday.

In terms of Rule 54.14 the 20 year old Sandile will now claim 1,5kg apprentice allowance until he rides his 60th winner.

Sandile Mbhele is all smiles on Miss Plumcake as Whitye Eighteen and Carol Bass lead the winning pair in (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Bred by Mauritzfontein and Wilgerbosdrift, Miss Plumcake made it two wins from seven starts and has earned at all of her starts.

She was given a nicely balanced ride from off the pace to win the R102 000 MR 88 Handicap over the mile. This was the second leg of a Bass-Robinson double on the day after Naturalist left the maiden ranks under Aldo Domeyer to win the first.

Despite a few ups and downs along the way, Sandile has matured as a rider and has made giant strides since he rode his first winner, Kingsview, to victory on 21 December 2016 at Scottsville.

Read more about Sandile here

The Durban born son of an Airports Company Cargo Loader and a Domestic Worker has persevered and thanks to the support of trainers like Vaughan Marshall and Candice Bass-Robinson has continued to improve and he looks to have a bright future.

He has ridden 19 winners this season so far.

The SA Jockey Academy is recruiting potential stars of tomorrow on the following dates:

Greyville              Sunday                 24 March 2019

Fairview               Saturday              30 March 2019

Scottsville            Sunday                 31 March 2019

Email [email protected] to find out more

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