Kotzen’s Pendant Exacta

Cape Raiders Grab PE Feature Honours

It has been a long time between drinks for Glen Kotzen’s smart Gr3 winner Double Whammy, but the daughter of Judpot bounced back with a big bang to produce a storming finish to win the R150 000 Listed Lady’’s Pendant run over 1200m at Fairview on Friday. In a memorable result, Kotzen also saddled the runner-up, Night In Tahiti.

Double Whammy wins L Ladys Pendant

Sandile Khathi gets Double Whammy up on the line to win the Listed Lady’s Pendant – third placed Purely Atomic (Wayne Agrella) pops her head in on the outside (Pic – Coastal Photos)

Double Whammy was last in the winner’s enclosure in October 2014 when beating Gr1 winner Lanner Falcon to win the Gr3 Diana Stakes, but she has had her problems and was having only her twelfth start on Friday.

Going off a generous 10-1, she was always the class in the field and Sandile Khathi rode a perfectly collected race, as he switched her off early.

Raymond Danielson had House Of Lorrraine gunning out front for the first half, just ahead of Shauntrel, with favourite Jo’s Bond, just off the action.

At the 300m Bella Spumante was looking for a way through as Jo’s Bond loomed menacingly.

Double Whammy was still five lengths adrift at the 250m as she took off, with her stablemate Night In Tahiti in the mix.

Glen Kotzen - profitable trip

Glen Kotzen – profitable trip

The late check appeared to have unsettled Bella Spumante, and it was Double Whammy who flew to hold off stablemate Night In Tahiti by a half length in a time of 70,85 secs.

The lightly tried Night In Tahiti is a promising 3yo daughter of Kildonan and should not be long in registering her second career win.

Purely Atomic showed her preference for the sprints, with a great effort a head back in third.

Bella Spumante in turn was a head away in fourth, and Andrew Fortune did not enjoy the smoothest of passages on her.

The fancied Snaith coupling of Jo’s Bond and Blue Dawn had nothing to offer late, and ran seventh and eleventh respectively.

It was an overall successful day for the top Cape yard with S’manga Khumalo riding a hat-trick to keep the spirits ups.

The Shirluck Stud-bred Double Whammy is a daughter of the Varsfontein sire Judpot, and is out of the twice winning Kabool mare, Frida, the dam of a good few winners.

She has now won 4 races with 4 places from 12 starts and stakes of R617 975.

She changed ownership during her racing career and steps out in the Varsfontein silks these days.

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