An Itie In Kimberley

Two 3yo's to follow in the Northern Cape

Dodgy Itie (Jarryd Penny) stays onw ell to beat Latino's Jet (Muzi Yeni) (Pc: JC Photos)

Dodgy Itie (Jarryd Penny) stays on well to beat Latino’s Jet (Muzi Yeni) (Pic: JC Photos)

Two Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud bred 3yo sons of Irish Gr3 winner Latino Magic dominated the finish to the R100 000 Kimberly Classic run at Flamingo Park on Monday. It was Cliffie Miller’s Dodgy Itie who got the upperhand late in a rousing finish to overwhelm the Tienie Prinsloo-trained Latino’s Jet, who was going for four wins in succession.

Flamingo Park boasts a unique brand of racing. The results are sometimes more dodgier than the talented Itie after which the feature winner is named and the goings on often raise eyebrows.

Like at the start of the fourth race, where four of the eleven runners that went to post, didn’t run.

Three somehow went on the run and the fourth was scratched by the Vet. With the tote favourite Shady Cat – hey what’s in a name – running third, the Bipot galloped to a massive dividend.

But back to the feature.

Latino’s Jet loves the sand and he was sent out an even money favourite under Muzi Yeni to register his fourth win in a row.

And at the 300m marker after showing the way for much of the race, he looked to be delivering – but Jarryd Penny had other ideas as he brought Dodgy Itie from eight lengths back into the home straight. with a strong charge up the middle.

Cliffie Miller

Cliffie Miller back to form with a good double

Dodgy Itie swished his tail when smacked but produced the goods as he ran on strongly to win by a half length in a time of 99,86 secs.

After looking dead and buried at the 200m, Latino’s Jet found a second breath and came back to collar La Tourelle for the second cheque.

Penny and Miller celebrated a double after the 16-1 Queen Of Rock had won the previous race.

Dodgy Itie is a son of Latino Magic out of the five-time winning Super Magic mare, Supa Dodge, who was trained by Greg Ennion during her track career. His dam hails from the famous ‘Corn’ family.

Bred by Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud, Dodgy Itie was offered on the CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 but was bought back for R20 000.

He then reappeared on the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, when consigned by Balmoral Stud. He was bought by Gavin Almanza for R45 000.

He had one run for trainer Shane Humby out of Milnerton  – running stone last on debut at Durbanville just eight months ago.

He then made his Kimberley debut in early December last year and the sand has turned his career around – his three wins and seven places from fifteen starts with stakes of R152 225 bearing testimony to that.

He looks one to follow – as does Latino’s Jet.

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