Henk Steenkamp (Nelson Mandela Bay Racing).
TEN two-year-fillies are ready to produce a thriller in the Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery over 1200m on the Fairview Turf track on Friday.
Some of the Fairview fillies have shown lots of promise and are ready for the Cape Town raider Certainly, trained by Glen Kotzen and the only filly with two victories behind her
With the two-years-old still improving, two first timers in the race and the Alan Greeff stable a huge factor with four runners, this looks a very exciting affair.
Greeff knows how to win the big Fairview races.
He won this race last year with Sound Check, ridden by Teaque Gould.
Jockey Greg Cheyne gets first choice for the Greeff yard and last year he was on the more fancied Old Glory which ran unplaced.
It shows that it is not easy to assess the two- year olds but Cheyne will try and get it right on Holly’s View this time.
Another big runner is the Jacques Strydom- trained Chere For Me. She showed huge
improvement to win her last outing very easily.
The Greeff, Strydom, Smith and Cliffie Miller stables have all made positive sounds about taking on the raider Certainly.
Certainly was an impressive winner of the Non-Black Type BSA Cape Yearling Sale Cup. On that run she is certainly the horse to beat but the locals are ready for her.
The Fillies Nursery is always an exciting affair and could well be one of the highlights of the
East Cape season. It is race seven on the card and off at 15:55.
The first race is a Work Riders Maiden Plate at 12:20. The Work Riders usually get good crowd support and is a great way to start a meeting that should be very entertaining.
FAIRVIEW TURF 18 MARCH
Race 1: 1-5-2-8
Race 2: 1-3-5-6
Race 3: 2-5-1-11
Race 4: 1-5-4-6
Race 5: 1-5-3-8
Race 6: 2-1-3-4
Race 7: 2-3-8-7
Race 8: 8-6-9-5
Picture: Sound Check wins last year’s East Cape Fillies Nursery.