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Almond Sea has been entered for both the SA Fillies Nursery and SA Nursery (Picture: JC Photos)

The unbeaten Tony Peter-trained two-year-old pair Almond Sea and Pistol Pete could both be bankers on Champions Day – provided they run in different races.

The Peter de Beyer-bred Canford Cliffs filly Almond Sea, whose three wins including a Listed win have been by a cumulative margin of 18,75 lengths, has been entered in both the Gr 2 SA Fillies Nursery and Gr 2 SA Nursery.

If she races in the latter, she will up against her Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein-bred stable companion Pistol Pete, who has also won three times inlcuding a Listed race and his cumulative margin of victory is 11,75 lengths.

The problem the connections face is that Almond Sea has drawn a low number of three for the SA Fillies Nursery and that is by trends the disadvantageous side to be on.

She has drawn a higher ten in the SA Nursery.

However, such is her pace that she should be able to assume command and move over if need be.

She has most of the oppposition held either through direct form or collateral form, but the one interesting contender will be the Candice Dawson-trained Vercingetorix filly Little Ballerina, who won a Sales race over 1200m in Cape Town at odds of 100/1 before proving that was no fluke by finishing third in the Gr 3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery over 1200m, beaten 1,45 lengths by the much vaunted One Stripe.

Likewise, Pistol Pete has most the SA Nursery field well held but an interesting entry is tyhe Mike Azzie-trained maiden Winds Of Change, who was a 1,25 lengths second in the Cape Of Good Hope Nursery.

Fields for the two Gr 2 Nursery events:

SA NURSERY (Grade 2)(For 2 year-olds) R500000 1160m

14 ADDRESS THE NATION (C Dawson) 60.0



9 FINE ONE (M D Miller) 60.0

4 FIRE ATTACK (A G Laird) 60.0

8 KING OF KILDARE (R R Magner) 60.0

12 MOUNT PINATUBO (J J van Vuuren) 60.0

13 PISTOL PETE (A P Peter) 60.0

1 PROCEED (S G Tarry) 60.0

6 WINDS OF CHANGE (M/A Azzie) 60.0

10 ALMOND SEA (A P Peter) 57.5

5 FAMOUS LADY (A Ndzilana) 57.5

2 JUST RECKLESS (M D Miller) 57.5

11 LITTLE BALLERINA (C Dawson) 57.5


SA FILLIES NURSERY (Grade 2)(For 2 year-old Fillies) R350000 1160m

2 ACROSS THE POND (S J Gray) 60.0

3 ALMOND SEA (A P Peter) 60.0

9 FAMOUS LADY (A Ndzilana) 60.0

11 GREY FANTACY (M D Miller) 60.0

5 IT’S HER WAY (R Klaasen) 60.0

10 JUST RECKLESS (M D Miller) 60.0

4 LITTLE BALLERINA (C Dawson) 60.0

8 MAGICAL VIEW (M D Miller) 60.0

7 MOUNTAIN HIGH (S G Tarry) 60.0

6 RODEO DRIVE (S G Tarry) 60.0

1 TAKE YOUR PLACE (S J Gray) 60.0

12 YOU BRING ME JOY (W H Marwing) 60.0