Heavy Metal Sounds Good

Heavy Metal looks a genuine Vodacom Durban July prospect!

Play The Music! Heavy Metal (S'manga Khumalo) charges clear of Meissa

Play The Music! Heavy Metal (S’manga Khumalo) charges clear of Meissa

Sean Tarry’s Heavy Metal continued with his seemingly ideal Vodacom Durban July prep as he scored an emphatic victory in a good quality Pinnacle Stakes run over a mile at Turffontein on Saturday.

Currently at number 4 on the Vodacom Durban July log, the son of Silvano registered a fifth win when produced late by S’manga Khumalo to win going away.

The well backed 4yo gelding was a popular exotic bet banker in a race he looked well weighted to win, and he duly obliged.

Coming off his recent Gr1 President’s Champions Challenge victory, he started at 12 to 10. That’s a far cry from the 40 to 1 of his last win!

Marco Van Rensburg took the De Kock trained Giant’s Causeway entire Eightfold Path up to lead at a solid gallop from Jet Jamboree and The Mouseketeer, with Galileo;s Destiny prominent.

At around the 1200m marker Fanie Chambers decided to hasten things up a notch and he took The Mouseketeer up to pressurize Eightfold Path and the two turned for home in charge.

In the run to the line Heavy Metal always looked like getting there and he scythed thorough late, grabbing a gap that a rather tentative Gavin Lerena looked to be eyeing on Galileo’s Destiny.

Lerena who is riding with a decided lack of confidence, rode Galileo’s Destiny with vigour after the check and gave him a few solid cracks with the whip, but to little avail.

Heavy Metal charged clear to win by 1,25 lengths in a time of 96,62 secs.

Gary Alexander’s talented Meissa ran a cracker after a seven month rest to run second, ahead of another rested fellow in Dominic Zaki’s beautiful entire, Jet Jamboree.

The Bosworth Farm Stud bred Heavy Metal is a son of Silvano out of the once winning and lightly raced Baroon mare, Percussion.

A R250 000 National Yearling Sale graduate, he races for in the famous Chris Van Niekerk blue and red and registered his fifth win from 18 starts with 8 places, with his earnings now tallying R1 606 400.

Tarry looks to have a strong July hand at this early stage, with 3 prospects in the top 20, and 4 in total in the top 30!

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