4 from 4 for CAPTAIN PEG!
CAPTAIN PEG showed once again that she was up for the challenge of remaining unbeaten. She is now 4 from 4 and surely a filly in everyone’s notebook for the feature season ahead!
The 3-year-old filly was taking a big step up in class and this was certainly her toughest test to date. The progress plate attracted a classy field, with some fillies already being Group race placed and a few held in high regard. With the Jag Peg filly already winning 3 races, this meant carrying top weight of 61kg and needing to give away weight to the strong competition. It was the strategic choice to use the 4kg claiming assistance from young apprentice, Siyanda Sosibo.
Sosibo’s instructions were clear and simple to just let the filly settle off the pace where she would be comfortable and with the benefit of the no.1 draw this was an easy enough task. The filly would do the rest with a clear running passage. Coming into the straight Sisibo guided her to the inside and with the filly’s great turn of foot, she found herself in front. The apprentice was able to just guide her all the way past the line and ended up winning by 0,60 lengths.
The lightly raced filly is maturing and improving beautifully with each and every run. There are a few plans in mind but the stable and connections will take it one day at a time and plan it accordingly to keep in mind the best interests of the filly.
Well done to all the connections once again, most of which are always at the course to shout their horse home! All owners include Mr J T Mushwana, V Naidoo, W H Yip, Craig Chetty, Paul Marks and R Pettigrew. Long may the celebrations continue.
Thanking the sponsor for their continued support – HOLLYWOODBETS.