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Visionaire daughter set for Summer Cup

The fairer sex dominated the finish of a weather interrupted R400 000 Gr3 Victory Moon Stakes at Turffontein on Thursday evening with Mike de Kock star Takingthepeace getting up to hold off Sabina’s Dynasty in an exciting finish.

Warren Kennedy steers Takingthepeace through for an easy win (Pic – JC Photos)

With adverse weather delaying the evening – the last race was won by Legal Eagle after 11pm – there were many that would have been keen  to get the Summer Cup prep race done and dusted.

The easily recognisable green and purple silks of Takingthepeace was settled in midfield as the free-striding Cash Time made the pace ahead of Dawn Assault and Arctica.

Warren Kennedy let Takingthepeace grab her breath and find her stride as he coached her through to challenge at the 250m marker.

She slipped through down the inside and the in-form KZN-based rider kept her focussed as she held off a late challenge from Sabina’s Dynasty down the outside to win by 0,75 lengths in a time 112,74 secs.

Warren Kennedy (photo: Gold Circle)

Warren Kennedy – riding with confidence

Cash Time was always thereabouts and stayed on well for third a further quarter length back to do his Summer Cup qualification hopes some good. He was not in the top 20 log published by the handicappers earlier this week.

See the log here

It was the second consecutive year the race was won by a female, with Girl On The Run winning in 2017.

Takingthepeace was purchased for R280 000 off the CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale by Form Bloodstock.

Interestingly, her half-brother by Duke Of Marmalade – named The Sandwich Man – sold for a R1 Million at the BSA Ready To Run Sale earlier this month.

Bred by Summerhill Stud, the winner, named Sagano at sale, is a daughter of Visionaire (Grand Slam) out of the three-time winner, Lisa Anne (Rambo Dancer).

Takingthepeace has won 6 races with 5 places from 13 starts for stakes of R1 751 525.

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