Gulf Storm Impresses

Moofeed is no slouch!

Gulf Storm shades Gauteng raider Moofeed in a tight finish

Gulf Storm shades Gauteng raider Moofeed in a tight finish

Phillipi trainer Brett Crawford scored a promising sprint feature success with the Sail From Seattle 4yo Gulf Storm who beat the Gauteng challenger Moofeed to win the R135 000 Listed In Full Flight Handicap at Scottsville on Sunday.

With an eye on Scottsville’s big sprint raceday next month, Crawford may want to look at some of the collateral form in the runners that finished behind his gelding. He may find

The quality of the opposition in the thirteen strong field the likes of Cape challenger Daring Dave (a dismal 11,25 lengths behind) and the Gauteng challenge of Moofeed and Belong To Me, who both brought decent collateral into the race.

Al Ciberano, Garibondy and Flyfirstclass showed the way with Gulf Storm a few lengths off and Moofeed near the rear.

At the 400m marker the SMG sponsored Corne Orffer released Gulf Storm, but Moofeed had been ghosting up from the rear and the two ran to the line together, with Moofeed looking the better initially.

In a ding dong battle, Gulf Storm showed his potential giving the De Kock horse 2kgs and a head beating in a time of 57 secs.

With the field mostlt tacking over to the inside, there was a minor placing race review, with the third cheque going to Al Ciberano, ahead of the enigmatic Var filly Garibondy.

Gulf Storm has won 7 races with 6 places from 19 starts for stakes of R476 200.

Gulf Storm was bred by Ascot Stud and is a son of Sail From Seattle out of the four-time winning Kilconnel mare, Royal Drummer.

He was a R225 000 purchase from the Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 1.

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