What A Winter Star Goes Straight To Gr1

Big Scottsville Sprint Day Takes Shape

Candice Bass-Robinson has decided against sending Nous Voila – perhaps the most exciting of her two-year-old winners so far this season – to Scottsville for the Allan Robertson. Instead Western Angel may take her place.

Candice Robinson (photo: Candiese Marnewick)

Candice Robinson (photo: Candiese Marnewick)

Mrs Robinson told Michael Clower on Tuesday:

“I am not sure that I want to take Nous Voila there as she is a big, strong heavy filly and not a Scottville type. Instead she will run in the features in Cape Town. Western Angel runs in the Juvenile Fillies Plate at Kenilworth on Saturday week and she could go.”

The stable’s Scottsville aims for CTS 1200 winner Dutch Philip are also on the point of being scrapped because he is so high in the handicap – “I may leave him in Cape Town and take him to Durban for the Mercury Sprint in July.”

Top sprinter Magical Wonderland

However Magical Wonderland – winner of the Cartier Sceptre before finishing third in the CTS 1200 – will take her chance on May 26 in the SA Fillies Sprint – “There is nowhere for her to run here beforehand so I will gallop her. She doesn’t take a lot of work.”

Cape Flying Championship third Live Life will also be in the line-up after having a prep in the Poinsettia Stakes there on April 29.

Mrs Robinson joined Vaughan Marshall at the top of the Cape Town two-year-old log on seven winners when Go The Distance easily won the opener under Aldo Domeyer at Durbanville yesterday. The Pathfork filly is apparently held in high regard. Indeed Mike Bass, a part owner, refers to her as Winx!


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