Kotzen Bomber Swoops In Feature Opener

Thriller opens Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas day

Run for the first time as part of Cape Racing’s rejuvenated and stakes-boosted juvenile programme, the R200 000 Hollywoodbets Summer Coronation Plate opened the Cape Guineas day feature programme at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.

Rascova (Calvin Habib) gets the better of Miss Hannigan (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

On the final Gr1 raceday of 2022, Hollywoodbets Kenilworth came alive under sunny skies with a carnival atmosphere prevailing and a happy crowd enjoying the high-quality racing.

And the 1000m dash proved a memorable moment for Drakenstein Stud’s late War Front stallion Lancaster Bomber who produced his first winner in grand style when the Cheveley Stud-bred Rascova got the better of a titanic duel with recent debut winner Miss Hannigan in the final 50m.

In a thrilling finish, the Glen Kotzen-trained Rascova registered an impressive first victory under Avontuur-sponsored Calvin Habib.

The winner was bred by Cheveley and is a daughter of Lancaster Bomber (War Front) out of the five-time winning Western Winter mare, Netsuke.

A R260 000 sale graduate she took her stakes tally to R118 750.

Next up is the three-legged Summer Juvenile Series, commencing  with the R350 000 Trippi Stakes which is run on L’Ormarins King’s Plate day. Save the date – 7 January 2023!

The second leg is the R500 000 Listed City of Cape Town Summer Juveniles Stakes which will be run on World Sports Betting Cape Town Met day – 28 January 2023.

The third leg is the R750 000 Cape Racing Gr3 Cape of Good Hope Nursery which will be contested on Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby day – 5 February 2023.

In a welcome move for all stakeholders, the Summer Juvenile Series offers stakes of R1,6 million. That’s a vast increase in anybody’s language from the R525 000 for the same three races last season!

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