LADY NICA fought on gamely to win her maiden in the first race at Turffontein, this also being the exciting Summer Cup meeting. She is lightly raced and has shown glimpses of promise in some of her previous starts but never really put it together when it counted.
In this race she was put back to the 1160m and seemed a lot sharper when jumping out the gates. Marco van Rensburg was able to let her settle well, she stayed with the pace and when the question was asked she kicked on and ended up winning a nice race. There were a few other fillies in the race with some consistent form and was nice to see her fight them off. It will be interesting how she handles her next few races and will give the stable a good idea on her future.
Well done to the Ackerman family on another win and in time the colours should be come a lot more synonymous with the track and stable as Mr Ackerman has invested a lot into the industry and the stable. Always appreciate of the support and may the winners continue.
On the day, Marrakech and Castle Corner once again earnt their way by finishing a good 2nd and 3rd in each of their races. Both are due wins very soon.
Thanking the sponsors once again for all their support - HOLLYWOODBETS.