Eye On The Oaks

Jay Peg's daughter is bang in form.

The Jay Peg filly Peggy Jay put her hand up as a likely Oaks prospect with a smooth victory in Saturday’s R125 000 Sun Chariot Handicap.


Peggy Jay (S’manga Khumalo) stays on best to beat Zafira (Pic – JC Photos)

The disappointing field of five produced an exciting finish and any concerns about a ‘Cape crawl’ were soon allayed as Ryan Munger took Susquehanna out to grab a five length lead.

S’manga Khumalo had Peggy Jay loping along in the four-horse pack following the leader.

As they turned for home, a bizarre shuffling of positions saw Peggy Jay relegated from a beautiful box seat to last of the lot.

But S’manga was wide awake and he switched his mount to the outside as they went for home, with Susquehanna starting to run on empty.

With four abreast at the 400m, it was anybody’s race – but Peggy Jay was in a galloping mood and she stayed on best to beat Zafira by a half length in a time of 155,17 secs.

Patchit Up Baby ran another honest race to grab third ahead of Zrinski.

Peggy Jay has done nothing wrong since shedding her maiden in November and made it 3 wins from her last 5 starts.

The Lucky Houdalakis trained Peggy Jay has now won 3 races with 5 places from 13 starts. She took her stake earnings to R254 550.

She was bred by David Southey and is by Jay Peg out of the 2000 Gr1 Gold Cup winner, Colonial Girl- a seven time winner by Stage Colony.

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