Kommetdieding looked a superstar in the making as he gave Sihle Cele his first Graded winner in the Gr3 Politician Stakes at Kenilworth.
The Elusive Fort colt surged clear halfway up the straight, and easily held off a challenge from Legitimate, who came out of the pack late, to win by a length and a half.
“He went down like a beast today. He’s still nowhere near his peak and will get better,” said an emotional Cele, in an ominous warning to future rivals.
“This horse just gives you confidence. Mentally he’s just a big baby,” commented co-trainer Michelle Rix, who was scoring her first Graded win in partnership with her father Harold Crawford.
The Elusive Fort colt was scoring his fourth successive easy win, and is likely to go off in the red for the Gr1 Cape Derby at the end of February.
Rascallion was many people’s fancy, but raced wide and failed to quicken, but still managed a well beaten third.
My Bestie fell in the straight, and sadly Sandile Mbhele was unable to ride Kasimir in the Cape Flying as a result. The horse did not appear to suffer any serious injury.