WELL-placed throughout the running of the Listed Engen Performance Stakes over 1600m on July Day at Greyville, Infamous Fox ranged up along the far side running rail and finished powerfully to win in the hands of MJ Byleveld.
This was an eighth career success or Ralphs Racing’s fouryear-old and trainer Candice Dawson has handled his career particularly well.
“He was the best horse in the race, he’s a big horse and we had discussions whether to put him in the July or the Consolation. But this was the right race, we knew he could carry weight and that the horses at the bottom of the handicap would have to be good to beat him. He ran just off Undercover Agent so the form was there,” said Byleveld.
“Infamous Fox always hung in, but from the inside draw I kept him on the fence. There wasn’t a big gap but he went trough it, he was brave.”
Dawson said: “He carried 52kg last year and 62kg this year, so we’re very proud of this bit, he’s done it all for us, really. “We thought we could go for something bigger but this race presented itself and he was well at the time. So we decided to give it another crack. Thanks to MJ, he gets on very well with Infamous Fox, an to Katherine and Lindsay for their support,” she added.
Infamous Fox is a son of Foxwedge, the Gr1 winning son of Fastnet Rock who stands at Woodside Park Stud near Melbourne. He’s banked over R720,000.