Fight Song Knocks Them Out

Promising effort by son of Noble Tune

Warren Kennedy salutes on Fight Song (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

SA Champion Jockey Warren Kennedy rounded off a rewarding feature weekend when he rode a powerful finish on the Gareth van Zyl-trained Fight Song to win the R85 000 Listed Model Man Mile at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday.

Racing from some way off the gallop set by former PE-based Brazil Nut, the red hot Winning Form-sponsored Kennedy stalked the leaders into the straight before producing Fight Song (33-10) late in the race.

The son of Noble Tune straightened smartly and kept on stoutly in a time of 97,80 secs to hold off a rousing late challenge by Shavout (17-2) by 0,70 lengths.

The pacy Brazil Nut (14-1) ran a game race at his first try over the 1600m in third, to give new trainer Carl Hewitson his first feature race cheque out of his Summerveld base.

The favourite Native Tongue (17-10) never showed and plodded into a 2,70 length fourth, disappointing many Place Accumulator hopes.

Watch the race here

A R100 000 buy for Gareth Van Zyl Racing off the BSA 2019 KZN Yearling Sale, Fight Song has won 2 races with 1 place from his 4 starts for stakes of R100 375.

Bred by Stonehill Farm, the winner, who races for the Palmer family, is a son of our recent Gold Cup winning sire Noble Tune (Unbridled’s Song) out of the one-time winning Dynasty mare, Summer To Remember.

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