East Cape Racing’s Champagne End To 2022

Son of Philanthropist is consistency personified

Alan Greeff and Richard Fourie ended the Gqeberha 2022 on a high at Fairview on Friday, with a well-taken double that included a victory for the ultra-consistent Grazinginthegrass in the R175 000 Fairview 1900.

A versatile galloper on both surfaces, the 5yo Grazinginthegrass (33-10) took off late in the 1900m non black-type polytrack feature to register the eighth win of his career.

Richard Fourie keeps Grazinginthegrass going to beat Peace In Our World (JP van der Merwe) – fourth-placed Jaeger Moon (Luyola Mxothwa) shows up on the outside (Pic – Pauline Herman Photography)

In a hotly contested affair, Grazinginthegrass stayed on smartly under a left-handed Richard Fourie drive to beat Peace In Our World (25-1) by three quarters of a length in a time of 114,92 secs.

Under an enthusiastic ride by Sandile Kathi, Zig Zag (14-1) took off late from some lengths off the action to grab third a further quarter length back in third.

Grazinginthegrass is raced in a partnership of the ASSM Racing Syndicate (Nom: Mr Arun Chadha), Mike de Kock and Mrs Noelene Malherbe.

By former Drakenstein Kris S sire Philanthropist, he is out of the five-time winning Singspiel mare, Candy Singer.

A R300 000 buy off the National Yearling Sale, the Alan Greeff-trained Grazinginthegrass has won 8 races with 12 places from 32 starts for stakes of R682 875.

Other combinations to register a double on the day were Tara Laing and Ryan Munger and reigning champion Gavin Smith and his son-in-law JP van der Merwe.

Watch the feature replay here:

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