Absolutely No Worries!

KZN Breeders day a success as Summerhill Stud celebrate Million Mile exacta

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Young assistant trainer Gareth Van Zyl would have been thrilled with the manner in which his soldier No Worries came through his Gold Vase ‘prep’ at Greyville on Sunday. The 6yo son of Kahal blew Mike Azzie’s July hope Rabada away in a matter of strides to win the KZN Breeders Million Mile in fine style.

Although it came as no surprise to hear later that No Worries will probably be scratched from his July day commitment and aimed at the Champions Cup on Super Saturday rather, it was a great plan come together with jockey Warren Kennedy proving again that he has the nerve to carry the big days.

And for an owner there can’t be many better preps than a mile stretch for a cheque of R625 000 – but that is what Brian Burnard was banking after Kennedy produced No Worries late to beat the highly vaunted Daily News 2000 winner going away.

No Worries

An elated Waren Kennedy salutes as No Worries charges in

It was No Worries’ second victory in the generously endowed restricted race after he had won it during Clairwood’s dying throes in 2014, and then ran fourth behind Bezanova last year.

The KZN Breeders big stakes day was a massive success again with Summerhill breeding the winners of five of the nine races, including a top two finish in the feature.

Despite Rabada being out at the weights, Mike Azzie’s classy son of Brave Tin Soldier Rabada was backed into 18-10 favourite and the promising 3yo ranged up looking a winner inside the 350m.

Warren Kennedy (photo: Gold Circle)

Warren Kennedy – confidence and a plan come together

The race was run at a snail’s pace and turned into a sprint into the home run – but what’s new?

With Rabada looking a winner in the closing stages, Warren Kennedy didn’t panic and switched No Worries as the big chestnut found his stride and grabbed the youngster just inside the 200m to win going away by 1,50 lengths in a time of 98,47 secs.

Rabada ran his heart out and was full value for his runner-up berth. With the Million Dollar target into the July having gone awry, it will be interesting to see whether Rabada makes the final July line-up at all

The ever conistent Malak El Moolook stayed on for third.

No Worries was bred by Summerhill Stud and is a 4yo gelded son of Kahal out of the eleven-time winning Rambo Dancer mare, Coastal Waltz.

He has won 6 races with 15 places from his 40 starts and stakes of R2 877 075.

KZN Breeder Awards

The honours roll on KZN Breeders Day:

Last Chirp (Announce-Wise Wren)

Bred by Graystone Stud

Trained by St John D Gray

Count Von Count (Visionaire – Dream Starling)

Bred by Summerhill Stud

Trained by Tony Rivalland

Strategic Move (Strategic News – Giant’s Jewel)

Bred by JJ Snyman

Trained by Sean Tarry

Kingston Boy (Mogok – Star Of Calypso)

Bred by Sugar Hill Stud

Trained by Doug Campbell

Hyaku (Admire Main – Halfaa)

Bred by Summerhill Stud

Trained by Sean Tarry

Lala (Visionaire – Hlabelela)

Bred by Summerhill Stud

Trained by Doug Campbell

No Worries (Kahal – Coastal Waltz)

Bred by Summerhill Stud

Trained by Gavin Van Zyl

Penhaligon (Daylami – Victoria Bay)

Bred by Yellow Star Stud

Trained by Alyson Wright

Witchcraft (Kahal – Deceptive Charm)

Bred by Summerhill Stud

Trained by Sean Tarry

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