Captain Peg, back to winning ways!
CAPTAIN PEG has herself in the winners box once again!
This is a filly that has had a lot to prove , but based on her own success win winning 4 out of 4 when starting her career.
It was evident this there was a slight decline in her form when she jumped up in class and some would say, didn't put in her best efforts. Her three inferior runs were all in group races and had maybe come to the fore a bit to early in her career.
The beautiful looking Jay Peg filly had a small break and made a comeback in the beginning of March. This was in the Hawaii stakes, in an exceptionally strong field. She was only beaten 6,5- lengths and was sure to come on a lot from the run.
The race on Saturday saw her back in the handicaps, and definitely a contender based on her natural ability. She needed to do things the hard way by shouldering top weight but had the advantage of Richard Fourie to guide her along from a good draw. In addition, she had blinkers for the first time and had been working very well at home with them on.
From the decent draw, Fourie was able to place the filly perfectly along the fence around mid field. It was a steady pace and she built up some good momentum. Coming into the straight, Fourie had a perfect and clear run along the inside of the field. They hit the front and needed to fight off a few challengers in the closing stages, It was a gutsy win and was great for all connections to see the filly back in the winners box.
Well done to a great group of owners Messrs J T Mushwana, V Naidoo, W H Yip, Craig Chetty, Paul Marks & R Pettigrew.
Thank you to the sponsor - HOLLYWOODBETS!