This Memory Sticks!

Flash Drive wins the R150 000 Gr3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery

Power Gallop! Flash Drive (Karis Teetan) gallops powerfully to win the Nursery

Power Gallop! Flash Drive (Karis Teetan) gallops powerfully to win the Nursery

A heart like his Dad! Part owner Etienne Braun’s post race comment just about sums up the courageous and spectacular win by Jay Peg’s son Flash Drive in the R150 000 Gr3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery run over 1200m at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Klawervlei based stallion Jay Peg’s racecourse achievements feel just like yesterday and we saw shades of his characteristic style of destroying the soul and tearing the heart out of his opponents in the manner of Flash Drive’s performance on Saturday.

Corne Spies’ Olympic Owen was Jay Peg’s first stakes winner when he clinched top honours in the Gr3 Protea Stakes over 1100m at Turffontein at end March.

Camden Park stallion Jay Peg was an outstanding racehorse, but there are no guarantees when it comes to making it as a stallion. Any doubts about his making the grade have evaporated quickly though as he celebrated his second stakes winner in the space of just over two months.

An Equus Champion 3yo, Jay Peg earned over R40 million in stakes.

He won 4 Gr1 races in 3 countries and still holds the Dubai track record he smashed in the Gr1 Duty Free. He was the only horse ever to win the Classic Quartet: Gr3 Investec Cape Classic, Gr2 Selangor Cup, Gr1 BSA Guineas and Gr1 Investec Derby

His 8 wins included Gr1 victories in UAE and in Singapore and he numbered the Gr1 Bloodstock Cape Guineas, the Gr1 Dubai Duty Free and the Gr1 Singapore International Cup amongst his trophies.

The race was a formality. Always up with the action in a small field, Flash Drive changed gears at the 300m and powered away to win at 28 to 10 by 1,50 lengths in a time of 72,50 secs.

Tiger Island ran on strongly for second, to deny Sunday Sun.

Zambezi Torrent disappointed again to run a weak fourth.

Silk Road faded right out to finish last of the five runners.

The winner was ridden by Karis Teetan and trained by Justin Snaith.

Bred by Yellow Star Stud, Flash Drive is by Jay Peg out of the twice winning Captain Al mare, La Sirenne.

This was his second win from three starts and he took his earnings to R130 000. He cost R275 000 on the Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 1.

Slot Flash Drive into the memory. We will hear plenty about him still.

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