Smith Speed Star Is Flying

Non-Black Type Fairview Flying Five

Gavin Smith’s lightning fast Querari gelding Cruise Control was not sighted by his nine opponents as he went all the way to maintain his consistent form-line and score a popular victory in the R175 000 Fairview Flying Five at the Nelson Mandela Bay Racing HQ on Friday.

Under Sporting Post rider Louis Mxothwa, Cruise Control registered his tenth win in style (Pic – Pauline Herman)

With racing switched to the poly, it made no difference to Hollywoodbets-sponsored trained Gavin Smith, who knows that the Boland Stud-bred flyer is effective, and very quick, on both surfaces.

Allowed to stride out front in the non black-type 1000m contest by Sporting Post rider Louis Mxothwa, Cruise Control registered his tenth win in the style of a horse with another ten in the tank!

Starting at 4-10, Cruise Control was never in doubt and charged clear to beat Evies First (66-1) and stablemate Ledell’s Echo (66-1).  The very smart Cliff Top (6-1) made good ground late, to run fourth.

Cruise Control broke the Fairview 800m track record on debut in December 2021 and has been a great buy for Mauritius based owner Vicky Veeramootoo, who went to R200 000 for him at Nationals.

A Boland Stud-bred son of the outstanding Querari (Oasis Dream), he is out of the Sail From Seattle mare, Eurythmics.

Cruise Control has won 10 races with 2 places from 16 starts for stakes of R692 193.

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