Trainer Lucky Houdalakis’ two horse raid from Vereeniging to Pietermaritzburg delivered a 100% win strike-rate at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Saturday.
Highlight of the trip was the victory by champion Ilha Da Vittoria’s diminutive granddaughter None Other in the R350 000 Gr2 Track And Ball Oaks.
The former jockey struck early when the Lancaster Bomber gelding Dreamland shed his maiden, but it was SA Oaks winner None Other’s fluent victory under Smanga Khumalo in the 2400m feature that was the cherry on the top.
Held up in midfield as Piere Strydom and Light Of The Moon took the fight to the enemy, None Other built up powerfully in the run for home and put her Woolavington effort well behind her.
Despite lugging out late, None Other (5-2) finished well to hold off a sustained late run from Dawnofanewday (7-2) by 0,80 lengths in a time of 152,47 secs.
Light Of The Moon (8-1) made it a true-run race and held on doggedly for third, a further 2,30 lengths behind, with the favourite Hold My Hand (2-1) a head out of the Place Accumulator in fourth.
The winner is a Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein-bred daughter of Flower Alley (Distorted Humor) out of the Dynasty mare One Of A Kind, who was the late Ilha Da Vitoria’s last daughter.
None Other has now won five races with six places from 14 starts and has earned R1 152 000.
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