After Gimme A Prince’s smashing success in the Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint a week earlier, Lady Christine Laidlaw’s Khaya Stables enjoyed further Champions Season cheer courtesy of the 2yo Gimmeanotherchance who took full advantage of his rails draw to win the R175 000 The Sharks Listed Gatecrasher Stakes at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday.
Like Gimme A Prince, Gimmeanotherchance is a son of Varsfontein’s champion sire Gimmethegreenlight.
Ridden by Khaya Stables’ retained Winning Form-sponsored rider Keagan de Melo, Gimmeanotherchance jumped smartly from his pole position draw and stalked Winter Games before being given the office at the 350m.
Despite running green and tiring late, Gimmeanotherchance (4-10) stayed on best to beat Winter Games (16-1) by 3,20 length in a time of 84,9 secs.
Trainer Mike de Kock was not bullish before the race, given the fact that 2yo’s are unknown quantities, but said afterwards that the winner may return on Hollywoodbets Durban July day, depending on his draw, but that he was a ‘Guineas horse’ whatever happened this season.
Now a winner of 2 races with a place in his three starts, Gimmeanotherchance took his stakes tally to R202 375.
An R800 000 National Yearling Sale purchase, the winner was bred by Varsfontein Stud and is a son of champion sire elect Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready)out of the twice-winning Judpot mare, Final Judgement.
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