Simply A Gould-Class Ride!

Cape raider fails to get past!

One of only three jockeys prepared to soldier on after a wet-weather panel gave the green light to continue racing after the fifth race at last Friday’s rain-plagued Fairview racemeeting, Teaque Gould was rewarded for his tenacity when he rode a cracker to get Alan Greeff longshot Red Berry home to win the R150 000 Listed Lady’s Pendant at Fairview on Friday.

Justin Snaith’s Cape raider Pacific Green is a very decent 3yo and she was given a patient ride from the rear by Richard Fourie in the 1200m contest.

But when the time came to put the ball between the posts, she found her way blocked momentarily and Gould capitalised admirably.

Teaque Gould keeps Red Berry at it to cause the upset ahead of Richard Fourie and Pacific Green (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Giving Red Berry her head down the inside at the 300m marker, Gould’s timing was spot on and he rode a strong finish to keep the 40-1 shot going and beat the 7-10 Pacific Green by half a length in a time of 69,47 secs.

The pacy Phedra (33-10) was always in contention and stopped late for third a further quarter length back.

This was a first stakes victory for the game Red Berry, who is raced by Greg Blank, L H Paletz, Gary Piha, Darryl Yutar, and Mr & Mrs Alan Greeff.

She has won 6 races with 10 places from 31 starts for stakes of R371 550 – not a half bad return on her R20 000 KZN Yearling Sale price ticket.

Bred by the now defunct Scott Bros, she is one of the rare offspring of Bush Hill’s lightly supported Redoute’s Promise (AUS) out of Wolfhound’s unraced daughter Mulberry, a half sister to the top-class Jalberry.

A son of sire legend Redoute’s Choice, the Aussie-bred Redoute’s Promise is out of the multiple Gr1 winner Perfect Promise, a daughter of Caesour and who has the distinction of being the first South African bred horse to win a Gr1 race in Australia.

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