Celebrations As Cymric Purrs

Tabgold Gr3 Godolphin Barb Stakes

The Wernars family continued their rich vein of form of The Championships Finale at Turffontein 24 hours earlier, while co-owner Rikesh Sewgoolam celebrated a lovely birthday gift, as Vercingetorix’ son Cymric galloped his opposition into the ground to win the R250 000 Tabgold Gr3 Godolphin Barb Stakes at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.

Cymric (Gavin Lerena) galloped his opposition into the ground (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Johan Janse van Vuuren saddled the handsome winner who was partnered by Gavin Lerena.

The gelding tracked the Snaith raider Impact Investor and the local hope Ibhele into the 400m, before asserting his authority to beat the late finishing Cats Pajamas (14-1) by 1,30 in a time of 62,91 secs – coincidentally the slowest of the three 1100m feature contests on the sunny afternoon.

Wendy Whitehead’s Chinaberry (20-1) stayed on to complete the trifecta.

A R1 million National Yearling Sale purchase who was selected by Justin Vermaak, the winner is raced by the Wernars and Rikesh Sewgoolam and was bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein. A son of Vercingetorix (Silvano), he is out of the one-time winning Fort Wood mare, Savannah Cat.

Cymric has now won 2 races with 2 places from 4 starts for stakes of R287 625, and looks a Gold Medallion candidate on this run!

Just for interest’s sake, the Cymric is a Canadian cat breed.

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