Life’s A Cruise For Greeff Filly

Listed East Cape Nursery

The Varsfontein-bred Master Of My Fate filly Splicethemainbrace showed her class to register a dual sex regional Nursery double when she proved a touch too classy for her eight rivals to win the R175 000 Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery at Fairview on Friday.

Splicethemainbrace (Richard Fourie) showed her class to register a dual sex regional Nursery double at Fairview (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Sent off an even money favourite, Splicethemainbrace raced covered up in midfield as Silvonian led the charge from Family Law, with Cliffie Miller’s handsome chestnut Play Act outpaced early under replacement rider, Denis Schwarz.

Richard Fourie got to work on Splicethemainbrace inside the 350m, and she took command rather easily to go on and hold the challenge from Kingdundee (6-1) by 1,50 lengths in a time of 68,65 secs.

Silvonian (10-1) held on for third a further 1,50 lengths away, with Family Law (5-1) rounding off the quartet.

“She’s a skinny little whippet. But when you ask her she goes. A lesson to the professionals looking for the best looking horses, maybe” said the unstoppable Richard Fourie, who registered a race-to-race double after Three Rocks won a half hour earlier for the Greeff stable and the same owners, the ASSM Racing Syndicate (Nom: Mr Arun Chadha)

Bred by Varsfontein, the winner is by Master Of My Fate out of the Sail In Seattle mare, Summer Cruise.

The unbeaten filly has now won four on the trot and took her earnings to R296 250.

She was a R200 000 purchase from the 2023 August Two Year Old Sale and is a full-sister to the useful Summer Odyssey, who ran fourth in last year’s Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery.

More about Trent Mayhew’s fall and the Fairview track inspection under a separate report.

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