Tristan Godden’s Masterful Ride

World Sports Betting Listed Sledgehammer

A great advertisement for buying second hand on the BSA monthly online sales, the Drakenstein bred 4yo Narina Trogon made it two stakes feature victories on the trot when he benefitted from a superbly judged ride by Tristan Godden to win the R150 000 World Sports Betting Listed Sledgehammer at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.

The Sporting Post- sponsored Godden played his five opponents on the break when he took the open-mouthed tightly held 4yo to the head of affairs as the field dawdled down the back straight, and then turned the 1750m contest into a sprint for home.

With the jockey aware that there was little pace evident, and the Miller team wary of the 1750m, Narina Trogon was expected to be dropped out, but at the 300m with the pack closing in, it was a sweetly judged outcome as the former Cape-based gelding dug deep  to hold off the late finishing Imilenzeyokududuma (4-1) by a diminishing 0,30 lengths in a time of 109,12 secs.

Tristan Godden gets low to hold off Imilenzeyokudududuma (Athandiwe Mgudlwa) as Narina Trogon stays on gamely (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

This was an exacta for Sporting Post-sponsored riders, with Athandiwe Mgudlwa coming withing a heartbeat of getting the Hollywoodbets runner home.

The winner was bred by Drakenstein Stud, who raced him in the Cape with Candice Bass-Robinson for the first part of his career, where he picked up 2 wins from 11 starts, including the 2023 non black-type Newlands Stakes.

He has now won  4 races with 5 places from 15 starts for stakes of R436 325.

Drakenstein sold Narina Trogon on the BSA September 2023 online sale, where he was purchased by Pound Bloodstock on behalf of Morgan Govender for R390 000.

The winner is a son of late multiple champion Silvano (Lomitas) out of the five-time winning champion Beach Beauty (Dynasty). This is the family of, amongst others, recently exported dual Gr1 winner Beach Bomb, Wild Coast, Rex Union and Amanzimtoti.

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