A Change – As Good As A Paid Holiday!

Daughter of Vercingetorix maintains her form

The Sharon Kotzen-trained Phedra ran some very talented boys clean off their feet with a dazzling display of speed to win the R175 000 Cradock Place Stakes at Fairview on Friday.

The daughter of Vercingetorix has well and truly turned her career around since relocating from the Cape earlier this year.

Pumi Mjoka steers Phedra to an eyecatching win (Pic – Pauline Herman Photography)

Phedra is a galloping mobile billboard for any owner looking for a reason to take their chances in the Eastern Cape!

An eleven times raced maiden in the Western Cape, the decision to transfer the 4yo flyer to the Eastern Cape has resulted in a first time maiden victory and a total of 6 wins from her 7 starts to date.

That’s not half bad going, and while Friday’s feature was merely a non black-type dash, she bolted in like a speedster in her prime and surely headed for some decent paddock boosting feature credit some time soon

Mpumelelo Mjoka allowed the 8-1 shot to stride from the 1200m jump and she duly delivered, beating the 18-10 year younger hotshot Cliff Top by an emphatic 1,75 lengths in a time of 68,40 secs,

Phedra races in a partnership of Ben Botha (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mr Arne Botha), Messrs K B Larsen, I D Berg, Robin Strydom & G M Kotzen.

A R50 000 Cape Premier Yearling Sale graduate, Phedra, a Maine Chance bred by Vercingetorix (Silvano) out of the unraced Trippi mare Prittim, has now won 6 races with 4 places from 18 starts for stakes of R357 526.

The Sharon Kotzen team maintained their good form with a three-timer on the day, with Gavin Smith and Alan Greeff grabbing a double apiece.

Luyola Mxothwa and Richard Fourie were top jockeys on the afternoon with two winners each.

The next Fairview racemeeting is on the poly on Tuesday 11 October 2022.

Have Your Say - *Please Use Your Name & Surname

Comments Policy
The Sporting Post encourages readers to comment in the spirit of enlightening the topic being discussed, to add opinions or correct errors. All posts are accepted on the condition that the Sporting Post can at any time alter, correct or remove comments, either partially or entirely.

All posters are required to post under their actual name and surname – no anonymous posts or use of pseudonyms will be accepted. You can adjust your display name on your account page or to send corrections privately to the EditorThe Sporting Post will not publish comments submitted anonymously or under pseudonyms.

Please note that the views that are published are not necessarily those of the Sporting Post.

Notify of
1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments



Popular Posts