GLEN Kotzen and Richard Fourie pose with trophies received after the running of the Gr3 Vasco Prix Du Cap for fillies over 1400m at Kenilworth, which drew the curtain on the Cape Summer Season and was a well-attended meeting featuring the Cape Prawn Festival.

Kotzen and Fourie stole the show with Elusive Heart, who took up the running early and kept going gamely to win from the well-touted favourite, Rose In Bloom, and Miss Katalin.

“Elusive Heart was our Guineas filly and she was unlucky in the Classics, but we’ll be taking her to Durban, she will enjoy the short run-in at Greyville and we’ll be looking to win something nice with her, she’s a good filly,” Kotzen said.

Kotzen bought Elusive Heart for R100,000 at the Val De Vie Sale in 2016. She was raised by John Everett at Narrow Creek Stud. “She was a slight filly when we bought he, but always very athletic. She walks like a cat. She’s furnishing now and she’ll get better and perform over further.”

Elusive Heart is the only filly to have downed the colours of the mighty Snowdance – that was when they met in a handicap last September and is a reflection of her ability. She’s 4 from 9 now with R331,000 banked for Chrigor Stud and Peter de Beyer.

Elusive Heart is by Elusive Fort from a mare by Indigo Magic. There will be four Elusive Fort progeny on sale at BSA Cape Yearling Sale this afternoon.

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