Ziets’ 600-1 Friday Feature Double

Viljoens celebrate at Fairview

WSB Cape Town Met fever eclipsed most of what was happening around us this weekend, including a near 600-1 Fairview feature double on Friday saddled by Zietsman Oosthuizen for leading owners Suzette and Basie Viljoen.

The Cape flagship race dominated the headlines this past week and rightly so. But even if the Viljoens would have been over the moon with the massive R5 million first cheque earned by Royal Aussie for their partnership in the WSB Gold Rush, it’s the bread-and-butter fare that is the backbone of the game – and worth a mention, after the charismatic former Northern Cape legend Zietsman celebrated a rare non black-type feature double in Gqeberha.

Ryan Munger gets Tarantino in front to register his second consecutive win (Pic – Pauline Herman)

In-form Ryan Munger rode a cracker in the R175 000 Fairview Mile to keep the 14-1 Tarantino going to beat Celtillus (5-2) by a quarter length in a time of 96,84 secs.

The winner, a Nutfield Stud-bred 5yo son of Jet Master stallion Master Of My Fate, is out of the game five-time winning Hard Up mare Size Em Up,  and has now won 5 races with 16 places from 28 starts for stakes of R486 513. He cost R100 000 at the National Yearling Sale and started out his career with Justin Snaith.

Watch the replay here:

A half later, Philasande Mxoli rode a strong finish to get the 25-1 Jacob’s Ladder up in the last stride of the R175 000 Lakeside Handicap, to nab the 4-1 Peace In Our World and Cape raider Chewbaca (11-2).

Jacob’s Ladder sneaks up the inside to fend off Peace In Our World (Pic – Pauline Herman)

The winning margin was a head and the longshot clocked 150,61 secs for the 2400m to complete the Viljoen-Oosthuizen double.

A R50 000 National Yearling Sale purchase, Jacob’s Ladder was bred by Maine Chance Farms and is a son of the late Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill) out of the three-time winning Silvano mare, Jolie Angelina.

Jacob’s Ladder is now a six-time winner with 10 places from 32 starts for stakes of R456 843.

Watch the replay here:

The next Fairview racemeeting is on Friday 3 February.

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