Ridgemont Celebrate Top Day

TAB Listed Gold Bowl

After running wide in the Caradoc Gold Cup earlier this month, talented Hollywoodbets Durban July winning jockey Kabelo Matsunyane made amends for the Crimson King connections at Turffontein on Saturday when he gave the evergreen gelding a perfect ride to win the R400 000 TAB Listed Gold Bowl.

It was a perfect ride by Kabelo Matsunyane’s on Crimson King to overcome Muzi Yeni’s tactical cracker on Breeze Over (Pic – JC Photos)

Brett Crawford and Kabelo Matsunyane combined to put the cherry on the top of a wonderful day for the Robertson based Ridgemont team, who bred the 6yo son of the famous farm’s iconic late sire Dynasty (Fort Wood).

Easy to back at 11-2, Crimson King was a few lengths off the leaders as Muzi Yeni rode a tactical cracker on the Azzie’s Breeze Over (5-2), who dictated matters to suit himself.

And the plan almost worked, but for Crimson King being in a galloping mood, as the soldier took over late and went on by to register a 0,40 length win in a time of 208,52 secs for the 3200m.

Breeze Over was not disgraced in second, ahead of the 33-1 Battleground, who ran an improved race and boosted the trifecta and quartet dividends.

Bred by Ridgemont, the winner, who races in the interests of Peter de Beyer and Andre Louw, is out of the three-time winning Mogok mare, Cup Of Rubies, a half-sister to 2007 Durban July winner Hunting Tower.

A R200 000 graduate of the 2019 BSA KZN Yearling Sale, Crimson King has won 5 races with 11 places from his 35 starts for stakes of R859 625.

The Pick 6 paid just over R14 775.


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