Master Of My Fate’s Friday Feature Double

Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery 2024

Varsfontein’s homebred stallion Master Of My Fate registered his 32nd stakes winner and enjoyed a smart feature double at Fairview on Friday.

While trainer Kelly Mitchley was the newsmaker of the afternoon with five glorious winners, it was a good day for the Fourie-Greeff combination with the Master Of My Fate feature double.

Splicethemainbrace (Richard Fourie) wins a cracker (Pic – Pauline Herman)

A convincing winner of each of her two previous starts, the Alan Greeff trained Splicethemainbrace (6-10) was sent off a well backed tote favourite for the R150 000 East Cape Fillies Nursery and under a great ride from the record-chasing Richard Fourie, she gave her backers a few nervous moments as she beat her own inexperience and some lightning speed to produce the goods and came with a late rattle to score by a head in a time of 70,38 secs.

Bred by Varsfontein Stud, Splicethemainbrace is out of the Sail From Seattle mare Summer Cruise.

The unbeaten two-year-old has earned R186 875 and was a R200 000 purchase from the 2023 August Two Year Old Sale.

Splicethemainbrace is a full-sister to the useful Summer Odyssey, who ran fourth in last year’s Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery.

Friday was a good day for former Gr2 Premier Trophy/Gr2 Peninsula Handicap winner Master Of My Fate, with another of his daughters, Joy And Peace, winning the Oaks Plate on the same card.

Another for the potent Greeff-Fourie combination, three-year-old Joy And Peace turned Friday’s 1800m race into a procession, running out a three and a quarter length winner.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Joy And Peace has now won three of 11 starts.

Out of the Spectrum mare Amazing Grace, Joy And Peace was a R130 000 buy from the 2022 August Two Year Old Sale.

The next Gqeberha fixture is on 22 March when the Listed East Cap Sprint Cup and Listed East Cape Guineas will be run.


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