The 45/1 rank outsider Seeking The Stars caused a major upset when going start-to-finish in the Cape Classic at Kenilworth, giving jockey Louis Mxothwa his first Graded win in the process.
Vaughan Marshall trained the trifecta, as Linebacker and Rascallion followed their stable mate home.
Speed Machine had gone off a clear favourite, after market rival Invincabelle played up in the stalls and was scratched at the start. But he failed to make any head way in the straight and plodded into a disappointing fourth.
The Grade 2 Western Cape Fillies Championship by contrast produced a form result. Top rated Princess Calla had beaten Trickster when the pair were 3rd and 4th in the Grade 1 Thekwini in Durban at the end of August, and history repeated itself as the two had the race to themselves from the top of the straight.
Adam Marcus and Craig Zackey look to have another live Fillies Guineas contender on their hands after Mississippi Burning took the spoils a year ago.
Candice Bass-Robinson filled the minor places courtesy of Zarina and Lemon Delight
Dazzling Sun was the big disappointment as the Camelot filly with the big reputation made no impression at all and trailed in a distant eighth.
Interestingly, the race time was well over two seconds slower than the colts event.