Partner Of Power

Silent Partner wins Fairview Mile

Aggression! Wayne Agrella punches Silent Partner out to win the Fairview Mile (Coastal Photos)

Aggression! Wayne Agrella punches Silent Partner out to win the Fairview Mile (Coastal Photos)

Port Elizabeth trainer Mitchell  Wiese wears his heart on his sleeve and is one of the colourful characters of the Windy City. Given the right horse, Wiese knows exactly what is required and he grabbed the feature honours at Fairview on Friday with the well tried former De Kock gelding, Silent Partner.  

Wayne Agrella accepted a rare engagement with Wiese for the R100 000 Fairview Mile and that should have been the green light for punters. It was Agrella’s fourth ride of the year for the Wiese stable and the sharp punter would have seen the 6 to 1 as some good value in an open race.

The ten strong Fairview Mile field got off to a good start in the non black type feature with a former winner of the race going out to show the way.

The handsome Celtic Fire led his stablemate Blaze Of Fire and  Russian Mig, with  Red Barrel and Silent Partner further back.

Into the home run Celtic Fire continued to lead as Ottimo ranged up.

Silent Partner was going very well and was lurking in third.

Agrella, in his typically cavalier style, bounced Silent Partner into the lead at the 300m as Ottimo and Red Barrel delivered their challenges.

But none had any answers and Silent Partner went on best to beat the 22 to 10 favourite Ottimo by a half length in a time of 95,16 secs.

The former Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup winner Red Barrel ran a cracker on debut in the province, to finish a close up third. Watch this one next time out.

The game warrior Celtic Fire ran very handily and faded to earn at the back the quartet.

The Brett Parker owned gelding is by Silvano out of the Our Casey’s Boy mare Secret To Success who won 7 races from 1000m to 1200m.

Silent Partner was bred by Maine Chance Farms and was registering his sixth win with 11 places from 33 starts for R538 500 in earnings.

He was a R100 000 National Yearling Sale purchase.

Silent Partner is worth following from a mile upwards and as we suggested previously, he should continue to pay his way.

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