A Grade 1 double that ended off a Dream Season for Crawford Racing
The Gold Cup meeting at Greyville was a big day for the yard.
Up and Coming Stayer Wavin’ Flag, who’s target had always been the Gold Cup, duly obliged with a scintillating victory in the Gr.1 contest.
Wavin’ Flag – Rewarded for a consistent season
Having given very good accounts of himself during the KZN winter season, he put in a top class performance to land the race.
An ecstatic Brett had this to say, ” It was wonderful that a plan came together. After three great prep runs, he delivered in the big race and I am over the moon with him. He took his time and I must thank the patient bunch of owners who have now been rewarded handsomely. As for his immediate plans, he is back in the Cape, will be inoculated and has earned himself a much deserved break.”
The owners who had the faith in the son of Silvano
Glen Hatt was all smiles after the Gold Cup success
One race later, it was up to the talented and imposing son of Dynasty, FUTURA, to show what he was made of. Coming into the race off of a fast finishing 3rd in the July, he was out to show that he had the ability to shine at Gr.1 level, again.
Futura – A 5 Star performance from the son of Dynasty
Sitting midfield throughout, He followed the same path as he did in the July, and the turn of foot was immediate. He accelerated away, to win in fine style and is definitely a Colt with a very bright future.
Futura – Rated from day 1
Brett was full of praise for the star colt, ” I am so happy that he proved what we already knew. He is a star colt that keeps on delivering whenever asked and I am glad he showed the public what we knew he was capable of.”
The Ecstatic Connections
As for his immediate plans, Brett made the following comments,” He is back in the Cape, will also be inoculated while enjoying his deserved break. For now he is staying in South AFrica and we will let the public know his exact plans once they are finalized.”
The Champions Cup Trophy