Summerhill’s Magic Wish

KwaZulu-Natal Breeders 1900

Winning Form-sponsored Richard Fourie produced more magic from the saddle when he managed to keep the Sean Tarry-trained Willow’s Wish on a straight path, despite his mount’s lack of co-operation, to win the R150 000 Macrath Stud KwaZulu-Natal Breeders 1900, on the KZN Breeders raceday at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday.

Despite the lack of co-operation, Richard Fourie (blue and white striped cap) and Willow's Wish get past the contenders

Richard Fourie (blue and white striped cap) and Willow’s Wish win well (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Always in the firing line, Willow’s Wish (5-2) became the fourth tote favourite to arrive from five races, when he proved too classy after lugging and looking decidedly uncomfortable for much of the home straight.

But Fourie didn’t panic and he ran out an easy winner in a time of 112,64 secs for the 1900m.

The 6yo gelding beat the Garth Puller duo of Etiquette (8-1) and African Dusk (16-1) by just under 4 lengths.

Raced by Mr & Mrs G N Towell & Mrs R Gossayn, the winner was bred by Summerhill Stud and is a son of Willow Magic (Dubawi) out of the five-time winning Kahal mare Fisani.

A R150 000 National Yearling Sale graduate, Willow’s Wish has won 6 races with 17 places from 32 starts for stakes of R598 907.


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