Nothing Reckless – Form And Money On The Mark!

Tabgold Gr3 Strelitzia Stakes

Well supported from 5’s into odds-on after two top class feature race runner-up efforts on the Highveld, Mike Miller’s Boland Stud-bred Just Reckless registered her career peak success when she won the R250 000 Tabgold Gr3 Strelitzia Stakes at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.

Just Reckless under Kabelo Matsunyane registers her career peak success (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Relaxed a few lengths off the speed as stablemate Grey Fantacy led the charge, Just Reckless (7-10) floated up the inside rail and drew away under Kabelo Matsunyane to easily account for Justin Snaith’s Cape raider Dark Winter (9-2) by 2 lengths in a time of 62,37 secs for the 1100m.

Grey Fantacy (20-1) held on for third, a further 1,70 lengths behind.

It was a sweet victory for the Miller yard, and there was plenty of happiness and laughter in the parade ring as trainer Sterling Miller recounted his colleague Justin Snaith telling him earlier in the week that it was time to ‘move aside as the big boys are in town.’

Raced by The Racing Boys (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mr Omer Iqbal) and the trainer’s son Sterling M Miller, the winner was bred by Boland Stud and is another very smart daughter of champion Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready) out of the Silvano mare, Sommersonne, who only won once.

Breeder Eugene Freeman labelled Just Reckless a ‘smashing filly who looks a lot like her sire.’

A R500 000 KZN Yearling Sale purchase, Just Reckless has now won 3 races with 3 places from 6 starts for stakes of R440 250.

The Allan Robertson Championship must surely feature in the pipeline for Just Reckless. Justin Snaith will no doubt be back there too. The competition and needle makes for interesting racing.

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