Kennedy Cruises In

Feature double for Gavin van Zyl

Warren Kennedy made full use of the opportunity of a replacement ride offered by Anthony Delpech’s unfortunate hospitalisation when he steered the consistent Just Cruised In to his first stakes success when winning the R250 000 Gr3 Caradoc Gold Cup over the arduous 2850m.

Warren Kennedy takes it easy on Just Cruised In (Pic – JC Photos)

The well-bred Spring Valley stallion Just As Well was effective from 1000m to 2000m and he has passed this versatility on to his progeny.

Just Cruised showed that he stayed every inch of the 2850m in a race where Anton Marcus hurried things up by taking Kitty’s Destiny  around his field  to speed matters up at the 1200m.

Warren Kennedy was lurking off the pace on Just Cruised In and switched out at the 400m, the 4yo lengthened and drew away to beat Kitty’s Destiny by 2,75 lengths in a time of 185,1 secs.

In a strung out field Odd Rob plodded into third.

This win was a bonus for Gavin van Zyl after Bold Eagle’s success in the Protea Stakes earlier on in the afternoon.

A 4yo gelded son of Just As Well (AP Indy), Just Cruised In is out of Modraj (Machiavellian). The mare is from the immediate dam line of Urban Sea, therefore the direct family of super sires Galileo and Sea The Stars. This makes him a half-brother to Dubai winner, Alareef.

A R80 000 National Yearling Sale graduate, Just Cruised In is a winner of 4 races with 9 places from 17 starts, Just Cruised In has amassed stakes of R435 400.


Gr3 Caradoc Gold Cup (SAf-Gr3)

Turffontein, South Africa, April 7, R250k, 2850m, turf, good, 3.05.01

1 – JUST CRUISED IN (SAF), 54.0, b g 4, Just As Well (USA) – Modraj by Machiavellian (USA). Owner Messrs B A Bracher & M R Bracher, E A Budlender, Vernon Govender, I Naidoo & P R Rencken; Breeder Shadwell Stud; trainer G v Zyl; jockey W Kennedy
2 – Kitty’s Destiny (SAF), 58.5, ch g 5, Argonaut (SAF) – Ricochet (SAF) by Sportsworld (USA)
3 – Odd Rob (SAF), 54.0, b g 6, Mambo In Seattle (USA) – National Value (SAF) by National Assembly (CAN)
Margins: 2.75, 1.25, 0.60


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