Hat-trick For Crawford Racing
Crawford Racing added another three winners to a growing seasonal tally when Bold Respect, Make It Raine and Bobby Dazzler got the job done at Kenilworth on Saturday. Stable representative Search Party also managed a game third spot in the Grade 2 Diadem Stakes, meeting top class sprinters Trip To Heaven and Tevez, who have won 14 races between them, at level weights and putting up a sterling fight.
Described by Corne Orffer as “ a smart horse,” Bold Respect scored at his second racetrack appearance and is on track for a dip at the R1 million Kuda Sprint in two weeks’ time on SunMet day. “I’m pleased that Brett chose to run him here as he was still a bit green – Bold Respect will benefit from the experience.” the jock said. Lance Sherrell was on course to lead in the son of Bold Silvano, bred by Ashley Parker at Ascot Stud, and the strong galloping juvenile clearly has a bright future.
New Approach filly Make It Raine may have breathing issues but she knows how to win, coming from the back of the field in a 1000m scuttle to record her third victory from only five starts. She was patiently handled by Greg Cheyne, who timed the finishing burst perfectly. Thumbs up to the Kieswetter family and Ridgemont Stud – also an opportunity to wish them all the very best with their latest venture having recently concluded the purchase of Highlands Farms Stud.
Craig and Ross Kieswetter’s enigmatic Bobby Dazzler then rounded off a productive day when shedding his Maiden tag over the straight six. “Quirky” would be the polite word to describe Bobby Dazzler’s antics as he has his own special way of livening up early morning track-work. Despite some nifty side-steps when ducking in again, the son of Pathfork proved best – this after running second on debut over the same course and distance.