Clint Binda’s Grand Heritage runner-up Whorly Whorly is in the form of his life as an enthusiastic 6yo and the son of Great Britain impressed in the doom and gloom of a wet Vaal on Saturday, opening his stakes account with an eyecatching victory in the R95 000 Listed Wolf Power 1600.
The impact of rain on track conditions forced the switch of Gauteng racing from Turffontein to the Vaal, and the headline feature on the relocated programme was the last event to be run, before the meeting was abandoned.
We wonder also what happened to the days when our major races – like the Met – were incorporated into the card of the local meeting that ran parallel on the day?
Piere Strydom is still one of the best around and his week ended better than he may have anticipated after the Yeni incident at the same track on Thursday, when he steered the 7-1 Whorly Whorly to a 1.75 length over the fancied Pack Leader in the Listed Wolf Power for trainer Clinton Binda.
Bred by Mike Sharkey, Whorly Whorly is a son of Cape Cross’ full-brother Great Britain, who moved to Heversham Park in 2018, out of the three-time winning Joshua Dancer mare, Swingtime.
He was signed for at R60 000 by Clinton Binda on the 2016 Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale.
A winner of 4 of his last 5 starts, Whorly Whorly’s overall career stats show 11 wins and 15 places from 54 starts for stakes of R910 625.