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Picture: Time Fo Orchids (right) finishes second to Ciao Bella in the Grade 2 Western Cape Fillies Championship, her first run in the colours of Gold Rush ticket holder Riskesh Sewgoolam (Wayne Marks).


The Gold Rush log topper Time Fo Orchids ran in the Grade 1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas on Saturday and it confirmed that 1400m, as opposed to the 1600m of the Gold Rush, is probably her best trip.

The former Sean Tarry-trained filly is now trained by Vaughan Marshall.

She was drawn wide but found cover one out in midfield on Saturday.

She moved up exceptionally well in the straight on the outside to challenge the eventual winner and runner up, Make It Snappy and Ciao Bella respectively.

However, unlike in the Grade 2 Western Cape Fillies Championship over 1400m where she was beaten just 0,75 lengths into second by Ciao Bella, she did not go through with the effort.

This time she was 5,60 lengths behind Ciao Bella.

The only change on the log saw the Sean Tarry-trained Asiye Phambili creeping up from joint 25th place to joint 23rd after winning over 1500m at Vaal Classic last Tuesday.

The log is shown below: