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A Glen Kotzen Grade 2 double, which included a Kotzen family exacta, was the highlight of the rest of the many feature races on Hollywoodbets Durban July day.
The other Grade 2 on the card, the Post Merchants, was won by the Paul Peter-trained Val D’Orcia (Vercingetorix) under Warren Kennedy.
Kotzen’s Quasillo filly Ameena showed a devastating turn foot from off the pace to win the Zulu Kingdom Golden Slipper under Richard Fourie by half-a-length from the MIke Miller-trained rank outsider Woodland Retreat (Pomodoro).
Ameena is the first horse owned by Jaithern Singh.
He owns her in partnership with Kotzen.
Ameena was bred by Al Khayl Breeders, who are also new in the game.
They raced her dam Sabaha (Dynasty) with Duncan Howells and board their mares with Boland Stud.
Kotzen had a strong hand in the Grade 1 Durban Golden Horseshoe and his winner Cousin Casey (Vercingetorix) was a rewarding one because he is out of a full sister to Kotzen’s July winner Big City Life.
Grant van Niekerk managed to get him covered up in a three wide position in midfield after jumping from a wide draw.
He showed a fine turn of foot in the straight to win by a comfortable 0,90 lengths.
Kotzen’s brother Nathan trains the strong-finishing runner up Royal Victory (Pathfork), who was a rank outsider.
Cousin Casey is owned by Ravi Naidoo.
Picture: Cousin Casey (Candiese Lenferna)