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Kinematic Countess wins the R175 000 Gr3 Sycamore Sprint

Count The Money! Kinematic Countess (Fanie Chambers) wins the Gr3 Sycamore Sprint in good style

Count The Money! Kinematic Countess (Fanie Chambers) wins the Gr3 Sycamore Sprint in good style

Roy Magner’s versatile speedball Kinematic Countess registered her first stakes win when storming home to win the R175 000 Gr3 Sycamore Sprint in super style at Turffontein on Saturday.

Registering her first win in close on nine months, the smart daughter of Count Dubois is a gallant little sprinter and a pleasure to own. She, like her mother,  doesn’t go much further than the 1160m of Saturday’s feature, but seldom runs a bad race.

Kinematic Countess is also equally at home on sand and turf, with three wins apiece on each surface.

There was drama at the start, when KZN visitor Maigold broke away from her rider in stalls and bolted the course. Three Nations pulled the same trick and thus the field was reduced to nine.

Var’s daughter Solarium was fast away and she showed the way to Easter Greeting, who had jumped on terms for a change. Anton Marcus had She’s A Stunner tucked in just off them.

At the 300m marker Solarium appeared to get a second wind and kicked again as Eastern Greeting and She’s A Stunner barked at her heels, with Fanzene moving up well on the outside.

The complexion of the race changed dramatically in the final 200m as Kinematic Countess burst into contention under Fanie Chambers, and she ran on best to win by 2 lengths in a time of  68,43 secs.

In her first run for the Tarry yard, She’s A Stunner stayed on nicely for second, to shade the gallant Solarium who stuck to her task gamely.

Kinematic Countess went off at 15 to 1 and winning  jockey Fanie Chambers said that she had run on strongly after being a touch outpaced early on.

Trainer Roy Magner confirmed that Kinematic Countess had never won beyond 1000m, but that he had taken the blinkers of and told Chambers to ‘ride her stone cold’.  It certainly worked a charm.

Magner said thatshe was a strong filly, who would make a lovely broodmare.

A R115 000 Ready To Run graduate, Kinematic Countess was bred by Pierre Du Toit, and is by Count Dubois out of the lightning fast seven time winning National Emblem mare, National Navigator, who was trained in her racing career by Doug Campbell.

She has won 6 of her 28 races for 13 places. Her stake earnings now tally R580 125.

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