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Distant Winter on her way to victory in the Grade 3 Winter Nursery under Grant van Niekerk (Picture; Wayne Marks).  

Candice Bass-Robinson had a fine day at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday when landing two Grade 2 victories and today she won the Grade 3 Winter Nursery over 1100m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth with the What A Winter A Winter filly Distant Winter who was ridden by Grant van Niekerk.

 
Distant Winter is a Drakenstein Stud homebred and is a full-sister to the promising Mike and Adam Azzie-trained  Far Away Winter.
 
Van Niekerk was told by Aldo Domeyer, who rode stablemate Future Variety, “She is a nice type and has a nice set of gears to go through.”
 
Van Niekerk rode her accordingly.
 
He was content to be at the back of the inside group from draw two.
 
He made his move at the 400m mark and she had soon joined Blue Holly in front and quickly mastered her.
 
She pulled clear and had it in the bag by the time October Morn began a strong late run.
 
Distant Winter won by 0,40 lengths from October Morn and Blue Holly and Baltic Secret ensured it was a quartet for fillies.
 
Despite her speed and class Distant Winter is not the best two=year-old filly in the Bass-Robinson yard.
 
She has been beaten comfortably beaten twice at level weights by her What A Winter stablemate Winter Cloud, who is in KZN getting ready for races like the Grade 1 Allan Robertson over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.
 
Winter Cloud is going to be a warm order in that race considering the quality of her stablemate’s win today.