Joy To The World!

Listed East Cape Oaks

Alan Greeff and Richard Fourie celebrated the third winner of a festive Fairview Friday when the Master Of My Fate filly Joy And Peace proved too strong for the opposition as she cracked a maiden stakes success when winning the R150 000 Listed East Cape Oaks.

Quick and classy Joy And Peace gives Richard Fourie is 249th season win (Pic – Pauline Herman)

The race was switched to the poly from the turf after a track inspection on Thursday revealed an inconsistent pen reading.

With the 5-10 favourite Joy And Peace a bit slow out, she was left near the rear as Sun Spectacular led Back For More and the grey Amazing Colours.

Richard Fourie made his match winning move on Joy And Peace as he went around his field at the 700m, before passing the pacemaker in the run for home and pushing the smart filly out confidently.

For a split second, Amazing Colours (50-1) unwound her challenge and she looked like she could fetch the favourite. Her effort petered as the leader didn’t stop, and Joy And Peace stormed away to win by 1,75 lengths in a time of 121,91 secs for the 2000m.

Kelly Mitchley’s Public Benefit (25-2) was beaten a further 1,25 lengths in third.

The winning partnership of the Pine Lodge Stud & Halo Stables T/A Halo Syndicate (Nom: Mr A C Greeff) may as well book their seats for the East Cape Racing Awards, as they also race the smart gelding Fairy Knight, and both sophomores look to be headed in the right direction.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Joy And Peace is by Varsfontein’s Jet Master stallion Master Of My Fate out of the three-time winning Spectrum mare, Amazing Grace.

Joy And Peace, who interestingly was quick and classy enough to win her 1200m debut, has now taken her tally to 4 wins with 5 places from 12 starts for stakes of R343 376.

A National 2yo Sale graduate, she looks extremely well bought at R130 000!

Richard Fourie is now on 249 winners for the season.

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