South Africa’s only brother-sister training partnership of Barbara Kennedy & Wayne Badenhorst saddled their second winner at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday when the Elusive Fort gelding Frankie Two Shoes escaped the maiden ranks.
The in-form apprentice Jason Gates, who also received his white blazer on the day for riding his 60th winner, was aboard the 12-1 shot who kept on powerfully to win by 3 lengths from Red Hot Night and the fancied 18-10 favourite James Peter, who was ridden by the winning trainer’s husband, Warren Kennedy in third.
Gates, who rode a smart double at the Vaal on Thursday, appears to have matured after bumping his head a few times along the way – being labelled ‘lazy’ by a trainer and also running into a measure of trouble with the Stipes.
The interestingly named Frankie Two Shoes, who was in command for a long way, was winning at his 17th starts and had previously accumulated 7 places for R99 000 in earnings.
Former Dean Kannemeyer assistant Barbara Badenhorst’s Mom Janet owns the Limpo Trading -bred gelding.
It was the family partnership’s second winner from 14 runners runners this season.