“She wasn’t striding out on the grass but she would work beautifully on the sand on the beach. Then one day I worked her at low tide (when the sand was firm) and I saw she wasn’t striding properly. The next morning I took the shoes off and she strode out nicely once more”
Trainer Piet Steyn broke the losing drought with a facile win by his Daylami filly Super Elegant at Kenilworth on 23 November. She now takes her place in the Avontuur Fillies Guineas next weekend, and while Steyn is under no illusions, he says that he will be going out as a serious contender in the prestigious Gr1 event.