The Garth Puller-trained Ishnana is nine years old but that did not stop him winning a MR 86 handicap over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today in comfortable fashion under Athandiwe Mgudlwa. He won on debut over this course and distance on March 1, 2017, and has won eleven races in all, seven of them at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.
Tristan Godden rode a double for Mike Miller today at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.
Miller is now on 25 wins for the season and has achieved it at a strike rate of 11.26%.
Miller has forged clear in the KZN TRainers Championship.
All 25 of his wins have been in KZN this season and in second place together with Peter Muscutts is the reigning champion Garth Puller, both of them on 22, and then there is Gareth van Zyl on 21, Alyson Wright and Wendy Whitehead on 20 each and Louis Goosen and Duncan Howells on 19 apiece.
Godden goes to 29 wins at 13%.
Richard Fourie leads the KZN TRainers Championship on 44 wins, with Serino Moodley next best on 40 and Muzi Yeni on 35.
Yeni produced a ride today which deserves a vote for the Emperor’s Palace Ride of The Month.
He placed the Paul Lafferty-trained Global View gelding Rock Fall in the box seat from draw three in the marathon 2600m event and settled him well. He made his winning move before entering the straight, rounding the leader and easing him into the lead while still under the hands. He then kept the four-year-old going well to prevail by 0,30 lengths and convert odds of 17/2.
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Muzi Yeni’s ride described above is an example of one that can be nominated for the Emperor’s Palace Ride Of The Month.