Ryan’s Flying Force

Tienie Prinsloo's charge cuts them down late

The first Flamingo Park meeting of 2017 produced an afternoon of thrilling finishes with Ryan Munger delivering the ride of the day to clinch the R110 000 Flamingo Park Sprint on the Tienie Prinsloo trained, Western Force.

Ryan Munger has Western Force flying to nab Pigeon Flyer and Caribbean Bay (Pic – JC Photos)

A former Jooste flag-bearer who started out life in the heady climes of the Joey Ramsden yard at Milnerton, Western Force has proven a versatile campaigner in his travels via Port Elizabeth and into the Northern Cape and is now a winner on three different surfaces.

Carrying a handy galloping weight of 52 kgs, from a less than favourable 10 draw, Munger produced the 5yo with an electrifying run to mow down his opposition in style to win the 1200m non black-type feature.

Western Force made up lengths inside the final 100m to nab the luckless Pigeon Flyer and win by 0,15 lengths in a time of 72,86 secs.

The game mare Caribbean Bay was 1,85 lengths further back in third, with Black Toga tiring late to run fourth.

A R270 000 National Yearling Sale graduate, Western Force  was bred by Vendel Civils and is a son of multiple champion sire Western Winter out of the six-time winning Jet Master mare, Sofala.

Western Force started his career in the Mayfair Speculators silks with Joey Ramsden in the Cape. He transferred to Tara Laing in the Eastern Cape as a one-time winner in May 2015.

He is obviously quite versatile, having won 2 races (on the poly and the turf) at Fairview and another 2 here in Kimberley.

He races these days in the red and white silks of Ron Harris and now boasts a total of 5 wins with 8 places from his 28 starts for stakes of R282 875.

He is effective over the course and distance and could pay to follow.

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