Picture: Justin Snaith has taken a different approach to the SA Champions Season this year and it has paid dividends so far (Candiese Lenferna Photography)
Hollywoodbets Greyville Saturday May 13 Race 7 Replay : WSB 1900 Gr2: PACAYA
Post Race Comments
Justin Snaith: “I’ve found it very hard prepping horses for races, as there’s a rule here that you can’t gallop a horse if it’s been here before. The idea was rather to delay … and get them fit in Cape Town. It’s not easy travelling horses … it’s becoming harder and harder in South Africa. I tell you what makes it worthwhile, is when I arrive here and the locals, the punters … the following that you guys have here in Natal is just second-to-none. I just want to thank the racing public here in Durban, the kindness that they’ve shown me every time I’ve come here. I have come here for 1 idea, and that is the HDJ and the aim is to win it. We have a very small string this year, but it’s a powerful one. Nice for the punter that this is a horse to follow. The race will come down to jockeyship and draws”.
Richard Fourie: “I think we may have had him a little bit underdone, but that’s a good thing, because I think he’s lining up nicely for the HDJ. I’ve always said a 4 year old carrying a light weight is stronger, but his year might be a bit tricky, because there are a couple of good 3-year-olds around. The race is open, but still feel the Snaith team has a the better hand this year”.
Winner: 4. PACAYA / Justin Snaith / Richard Fourie
2nd : 2. Winchester Mansion / Brett Crawford / Kabelo Matsunyane
3rd : 3. Rascallion / Vaughan Marshall / Corne Orffer
4th : 10. Cape Eagle / Andre Nel / Sean Veale
Winning Owners: Duke of Richmond Syndicate
Winning Breeders: Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Gaynor Rupert)
Breeding: Trippi X Ash Cloud X Black Minnaloushe
Race Record: 12 Starts : 5 Wins : 3 Places : Prize Money R551 400