SATURDAY TREBLE FOR CRAWFORD RACING AND RIDGEMONT HIGHLANDS
[Original Article on TSA news - https://www.tsanews.co.za/saturday-treble-for-crawford-racing-and-ridgemont-highlands/]
Trainer Brett Crawford enjoyed a memorable day at Kenilworth, when he was responsible for a trio of winners.
His charges Maningi Indaba, Water Spirit (below) and Wallis Simpson (above) won races five, six and eight respectively, with all three fillies racing for Ridgemont.
The Crawford/Ridgemont combination ended Saturday on a high when teaming up to win the last on the eight race card with the Highlands bred Wallis Simpson. The latter, making her first start since June, was dropped out of contention early on in the Reason To Believe MR 86 handicap by jockey Anton Marcus.
Marcus, who had tasted success earlier in the day when bringing home Maningi Indaba, bought his mount home with a strong late run, and Wallis Simpson just held on to score by a short-head over runner up Crusade’s Promise. Less than a length and a half separated the first five home in what proved a thrilling finish, but Anton Marcus’s mastery ensured victory for the poorly drawn Wallis Simpson.
The latter, a winner of two of her ten starts, was making her four-year-old debut on Saturday having been used as a pacemaker when contesting the Winter Oaks last time out. Wallis Simpson should prove a valuable broodmare when she retires –not only is the filly a daughter of Drakenstein’s successful sire and emerging broodmare sire Duke Of Marmalade, but she is out of G2 SA Fillies Nursery winner King’s Temptress.
Click the links below to articles on previous winners Water Spirit and Maningi Indaba -