Silent War wins going away on Saturday (JC Photos)
A horse who highlights how deflated Cape Town merit ratings are compared to the test of the country is the Tony Peter-trained Silent War.
This Gimmegreenlight five-year-old gelding arrived in Jo’Burg on Cape Town rated 75 and although it took him three runs to win that was only because he started off in three sprints, which is too sharp for him.
He has been stepped up in trip since that win over 1160m and has won three more times in comfortable fashion.
On Saturday in a MR 105 Handicap over 1600m at Turffontein Strandside he ran off a 93 merit rating and was drawn 12.
However, he looked like he had been dropped into the race in the race in the last 100m as he burst through the centre, coming from midfield, to win going away by 1,75 lengths under Calvin Habib.
Where will his progression stop?
Silent War was bred by Ridgemont Highlands and is owned by Messrs A Lang, D Yutar, I Levitan & L H Paletz.