Undercover Agent Runs a game 4th in Gr1 Sprint. Nominated for Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge.
Undercover Agent ran a game 4th on Saturday among the countries top sprinters, finishing just 1 length off in the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint at Scottsville. This race won in 2018 by the Crawford trained Bold Respect (finishing 5th this year in his first effort of the Durban Season), and traditionally favours lower weighted runners.
Carrying a massive 60kg, Undercover Agent jumped the smartest of the Crawford Runners and was right up with the pace, stable jockey C Orffer elected to let the colt use his natural stride and gathered momentum right to the line. The finish was particularly close with the first 3 placings to Sean Tarry, his 3yo Trippi colt Chimichuri Run finishing best of all to take the Gr1 honours.
TSOGO SUN SPRINT (Grade 1) (Handicap)
Grade 1 | 1200 Turf | Stake: R1,000,000 1st: R625,000 | 2nd: R200,000 | 3rd: R100,000 | 4th: R50,000 | 5th: R25,000
1st- Chimichuri Run (54.5kg)
2nd- Trip To Heaven (55kg),
3rd- Africa Rising (53.5kg),
4th- Undercover Agent (60kg)
5th- Bold Respect (56.5kg)
6th- Down To Zero (52kg)
7th - Palace Chapel (52.5kg)
8th- Sunset Eyes (52kg)
9th- Prince Of Kahal (52kg)
10th- Search Party (55kg)
We look head to the Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge where Undercover Agent has a nomination to defend this race.
Undercover Agent is nominated to defend his Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge title this year against a field that he has met in Durban and Cape Town. Defending Vodacom Durban July champion Do It Again, Sun Met winner Rainbow Bridge, Cape Guineas & Horse Chestnut Stakes winner Soqrat, Gr1 Thekwini Stakes winner Lady In Black [is the only Gr1 winning filly in the nominations] all make up the nominations for the R1 million Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge at Greyville on 8 June.
Watch Breeding To Win Episode 41, where John Koster, Braam van Huyssteen, and Brett Crawford talk with Fee Ramsden about Undercover Agents's plans for his second career after his current Durban Campaign, as a new stallion to join Klawervlei Stud.