Niewenhuizen Reaches The Summit

Some of the Gimmethegreenlight storms home

Turffontein trainer David Niewenhuizen produced the goods in fine style on Hollywoodbets Durban July day when he had the promising Sandringham Summit tuned to the minute to register an eyecatching late-dash victory in the R500 000 Durban Gr2 Golden Horseshoe.

Perfectly ridden by recent Singapore returnee Calvin Habib, Sandringham Summit (6-1) showed terrific acceleration after turning for home near last, to catch and beat the favourite Gimmeanotherchance (9-4) by 0,40 lengths in a time of 86,16 secs.

Roy Magner’s Guy Gibson (33-10) was not disgraced in third, with the Kobus Roux-trained Fire ‘N Flames (25-1) in fourth.

The winner was bred by Varsfontein Stud and is by Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready) out of the Captain Al mare Townsend.

The winner  is a half-brother to 2018 Golden Horseshoe winner Eden Roc (VAR) who now stands at Clifton Stud.

A R1,7 million National Yearling Sale purchase, Sandringham Summit has now won 2 of his 4 starts with 2 places for stakes of R404 750.

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