The unbeaten What A Winter colt Armando may have run his last race in South Africa.
Michael Clower writes on www.goldcircle.co.za that when Brett Crawford trained Elusive Gold for a Tony Millard client the horse stayed here until he had won the Cape Guineas but Crawford, after watching the Lammerskraal-bred What A Winter colt put up a performance in the Cape Of Good Hope Nursery that had Guineas written all over it, expressed doubts about history repeating itself.
He said: “I am waiting to hear from Tony and Mr Ng but, now that Armando has proved that he is Group winner, it’s more than likely he will get going for Hong Kong.”
Understandable – that is what he was bought for – but he won as if he could put the Cape Nursery a bit more on the classic map and Bernard Fayd’Herbe was impressed, saying: “He won a gutsy race. The horse of Vaughan Marshall’s (Fearless Warrior) is decent. I picked him up about the 300 and I thought I would have him quite easily but he went on again.”