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Bright Blue Sky draws away from Veldskoen to win at odds of 50/1 under Anthony Andrews at Hollywoodbets Durbanville today (Picture: Wayne Marks).


Gareth van Zyl has big ambitions in Cape Town and he has got off to a good start with two seconds and a win with his first five runners in this new campaign.

The first win came quite unexpectedly today as the Jay Peg gelding Bright Blue Sky won a hotly contested class 4 event over 1250m at odds of 50/1 under Anthony Andrews.

The four-year-old gelding certainly did not look like a 50/1 shot as he mowed down a couple of big names in the final stages.

The favourite was Boogiefied, an Andre Nel-trained Sabine Plattner Australian homebred by USA Triple Crown winner Justify.

In the closing stages Boogiefied was being mastered by the promising sort Veldskoen when Bright Blue Sky swooped.

The gelding had been superbly placed by Andrews in a handy position from a tricky draw of seven and got a nice tow into the straight by Veldskoen.

He overtook the latter with big strides in the shadow of the post to win by 0,40 lengths.

Boogiefied finished a disappointing sixth.