Another For Snaith

Icemberg wins R90 000 NBT Arlington Flying Five

winning Ways. Justin Snaith trained the feature winning Icemberg

winning Ways. Justin Snaith trained the feature winning Icemberg

Justin Snaith maintained his excellent form in Port Elizabeth with a smooth win by  the Argentinian bred Icemberg, who bounced back to his best in the Arlington Flying Five run over 1000m on Friday. Muzi Yeni rode a confident race to steer the gelding home. 

We have to trace all the way back to 30 December 2011 to track Icemberg’s last victory, which was also registered incidentally in the hands of Yeni.

Formerly trained for Mary Slack by Dean Kannemeyer in Cape Town, he has always been an above average, albeit unsound, speed horse.

In a lukewarm betting race, Sedge went off a weak 11 to 2 second favourite, with London Perfect coming into 4 to 1.

The race was run as anticipated, with plenty of pace early on and a storming rush late in the process.

Var’s lightning fast son Bandol led the early charge with London Perfect and Villandry hot on his heels.

Going into the final 400m Villandry and Paris Perfect were still there as Sedge began picking up his feet with Icemberg coming straight down the middle of the track.

At the 300m marker Icemberg had swept forward as Russian Mig and Copper Parade also launched their challenges.

Good Sort. A file pic of Icemberg winning at kenilworth when still Cape based

Good Sort. A file pic of Icemberg winning at Kenilworth when still Cape based

But the race was all over as a contest in the final stages as Icemberg bounced clear to win by  1,50 lengths from a fast finishing Russian Mig. The classy Copper Parade stayed on for third, ahead of Paris Perfect.

The 3yo Sedge was not disgraced and finished a 3,35 lengths fifth. He may well be more comfortable over 200m further as he matures

Bred in Argentina by Vacacion, Icemberg is a 6yo gelded son of Hennessy out of the speedy multiple Group six time winning Parade Marshall mare, Illustrativa.

He has now won 8 races with 17 places from 39 starts for R553 250  in prize money.

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