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Snaith’s Runaway Train

Cape raider hits them for a six

The East Cape juvenile form took a square blow in the solar plexus when Justin Snaith raider Favorita demolished her eight rivals to cruise to a runaway success in the R150 000 Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery at Fairview on Friday.

Favorita comes home lonely under Richard Fourie (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Going off a weak 5-2 favourite, Favorita simply ran away from her rivals, including the undefeated Delicasea and Storyland, to win under Richard Fourie by an ever widening 9,75 lengths.

She beat debut winner Storyland (49-20) in a time of 69,98 secs.

Eternal Hope (6-1) was a further two lengths back in third.

Favorita had finished 2,25 lengths behind Delta Queen in the Cape Fillies Nursery last month – admittedly in less than ideal conditions – and this makes that form look very decent.

Bred and raced by Varsfontein, the winner is another success for the high-riding Gimmethegreenlight.

She is out of the unraced Var mare, Vermentino.

Favorita has won twice from four starts for two places and stakes of R161 875.

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9 comments on “Snaith’s Runaway Train

  1. Steve Reid says:

    Delta Queen must be a 140.

  2. Cecil Pienaar says:

    😂 nee man Steve.

    Lovely pic Pauline.

    GHJ, you out there my friend, hope you also won
    This was my banker, also Meryl …. good day in PE

    SP did write this one up, but I was surprised how easy it won. 👍

  3. Steve Reid says:

    Cecil you know what happens when a horse wins by 9.75 in PE dont you?


    Sorry to deviate from the chain Mr. Reid and Mr. Pienaar.

    For the benefit of Mr. Cecil Ntembu and the other Tellytrack presenters …

    Thurles in mid-County Tipperary is pronounced as follows : Thuuur Less ~~ like your say more or less.

    It might be useful as more world-wide audiences could be watching as the schools are now closed.

  5. Graham Hurlstone-Jones says:

    Always listening Cecil….I banked Glory Days as well as your two. My R6 means I need 3 bankers. I only played because I thought my bankers had a chance. I do not play every day any more but I do watch, too expensive for no return and continued dodgy results ( a fully fit champion Celtic Sea beat by a horse that has done nothing in months but all good….another race in 30 minutes…) rather play the football R1.60……So I wait around and see if there is a meeting with “honest” results coming up….but alas the lottery prevails as Celtic showed….form means nothing on the day. Good luck with the Gold circle lottery today…….When this crisis is over ( 6 weeks ) then we will see who really misses the game….and its still only March. Well done for Friday, I am glad someone is collecting that deserve it……I got cleaned out by Celtic Sea, the two other bankers were obvious to me but how many fields can you play ? how many times must you cover a champ…..lottery ( but what do I know )…..I must stop treading on the cracks……

  6. Mayen Naidoo says:

    Celtic Sea was dehydrated after his Cape raid. She needed a bucket of water pre race, hence a second.

  7. Dave other says:

    You get onto someone’s “radar” ? 🙂

  8. waynefouche says:

    Strangely I have not seen any comments about the 2 “objections” at Turfies on Saturday.If the jockey or trainer objected they should have lost their deposits and if the Stripes objected they should be sent to Robben Island for a few months.

    I had no financial interest in any of the 4 horses involved but could not believe my eyes when I saw the objections posted and over ruled them immediately. Maybe I should apply to be a stripe????j.

  9. Graham Hurlstone-Jones says:

    What happens if a Salah runs on the pitch with dehydration ? What if Hamiltons car has a leak just before the race ? We will all hear about it in buckets ( excuse the pun )…..How is this not known to the general public ( if true, I have no reason to doubt it ) ….this is what i am on about when I say this game is manipulated…..non stop. Dehydrated after a few weeks rest ? Why is this ok ? ( oh yes, its just racing, its always been like this, so its all good )….Any other sport and there is full post mortem on why a fav did not win but not in racing…. why ? ( distraction, another race in 30 ) This is why the punters are leaving, a perception ( or reality ) of being ripped off every time. How could the horse run if it was dehydrated ( Hawaam comes to mind )…..

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