Snaith Mare Lights The Sky Gr2 Southern Cross Stakes

While it was a race of hard luck stories, there is no taking any credit away from Gimmethegreenlight’s smart daughter Kwinta’s Light who scored a career peak success when finishing with a  flourish to win the Gr2 Southern Cross Stakes at a sun drenched Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.

Kwinta’s Light (Grant van Niekerk) stays on best to beat Shantastic(obscured) and Gqeberha challenger Three Rocks under Louis Mxothwa (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

A mare that was destined for a second career in the paddocks, trainer Justin Snaith suggested she had little mileage on the clock and Dr Andreas Jacobs decided to let her race another season.

The move has paid dividends, and Kwinta’S Light (10-1) produced the goods under Grant van Niekerk as she came on late to beat Shantastic (100-) by 0,30 lengths in a time of 57,74 secs.

Gqeberha visitor Three Rocks (25-1) ran a cracker, another 0,30 lengths back in third.

Place Accumulator punters lamented the fancied October Morn (5-4) running the same margin back in fourth.

A R550 000 Cape Premier Yearling Sale graduate, the victress is raced by Maine Chance Farms and Pamela Isdell, and is now a winner of 5 races with 14 places from 23  starts for stakes of R742 451.

Bred by Syrilla Stud, the winner is by champion sire Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready) out of the Kahal five time winner Kwinta.

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