Piet’s Optimum Showing

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In a world where more players are falling out the bus than surviving, Milnerton trainer Piet Botha looks like making the grade.

Grant Behr steers Optimum to a maiden victory at Kenilworth on Tuesday (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

At Kenilworth on Tuesday, the Grant Behr-ridden Optimum was Botha’s third winner in as many meetings and his fifth since his first runner in September, and Michael Clower reports that the former jockey’s numbers have increased from 10 to 18.

“I own half of them so it is not that good,” he said modestly. “But people want to see results and things are now expanding a bit.”

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