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Picture: William Robertson (JC Photos)

The Corne Spies-trained William Robertson (Rafeef) has drawn two among the entries in the Grade 3 Victory Moon Stakes over 1800m at Turffontein Standside on November 5 and he was thus scratched from the Grade 2 Allied-Steelrode Onamission Charity Mile.

 
William Robertson is the higthest rated entry in the big one, the Grade 1 Gauteng Summer Cup.
 
However, he still has to prove he has enough stamina to stay a 2000m trip.
 
The Victory Moon from a good draw thus handed Spies the ideal opportunity to test him over a middle distance.
 
There should be no excuses from that draw, so the result will tell him whether having a go at the Summer Cup is realistic.
 
William Robertson has a lot of speed and a tremendous turn of foot.
 
However, Spies believes, if ridden conservatively and waited with for as long as possible, he will stay 2000m.
 
He pointed to his conformation, which is one of a middle distance horse. 
 
His dam by Trippi won three times from 1200m to 1600m.
 
Rafeef (Redoute’s Choice) has already produced a SA Derby winner, despite being a sprint-miler himself.