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Another double for the stable!

The last two races at the Turffontein on Tuesday were won by two very in form fillies and a great way to end the day of racing!


PRINCESS PHILIPPA was the first filly for the stable to enter the winners enclosure. The 4-year-old has been in cracking form by winning 3 of her last 4 races, now making her a 4 time winner. Looking back on all of her form she has always been consistent and never far off when she doesn't win, with the exception of one run.


The Silvano filly came into the race with a good draw and nice weight and was always in with a winning chance. Randall Simons partnered the filly again and was able to position her well on the rail. Randall managed to keep the filly relaxed despite a slow pace. When the field came into the straight and the false rail opened up the the filly had a clear run along the inside and began to pick them off one by one. She only had one other filly to beat in the final stages but showed so heart and began pulling away at the line to win a comfortable race by just over a length.


She is doing nothing wrong at the moment but as she climbs through the ranks and her merit rating continues to climb it may become a bit tougher for her to keep winning, but she is all heart and her 4-year-old career could not have gotten off to a better start. It will be exciting to see how she continues to progress. A big congratulations to Mr Ian van Schalkwyk and Mr Anton Marx on another win. The stable is always appreciative of the support.


In the next and last race of the day, lightly raced TULIP TREE fought out the finish to win a good race. This was the filly's fifth run, with her form including two seconds and two wins. It's never easy to follow up a maiden victory with another when entering the handicaps for the first time. This run was definitely one full of merit.


Randall Simons had partnered the filly for the first time. With the big benefit of pole position draw, the What A Winter filly found herself placed nicely on the fence. Just like her stable companion in the previous race, she was also able to find a clear run along the inside rail. From quite a long way out it was evident that it was going to be a two horse race. The rest of the field was a good few lengths behind and the filly dug down deep to fight off her only challenger and win by a 0,25 margin.


It seems like she is a filly with a lot of scope and seems to also be quite versatile with distance. If she is rated fairly she should be the type to remain competitive and a likely sort to see the winners box a few more times. Congratulations to the Ackerman family on another winner for the season. All the success is well deserved and the stable appreciates the support.


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