Today’s feature races were at Greyville where 5 Graded Stakes were on offer including The Daily News 2200 (Grade 1) R750K (2200m) and the Woolavington 2200 (Grade 1) R500K (2200m).  It is Greyville’s largest June race meeting, all eyes to be re-focused on this track for the R2m Vodacom Durban July in less than a month.

Summerhill bred or sired runners enjoyed an excellent day including yet another black type performer for Muhtafal who is enjoying a spectacular run, plus a graded stakes performer for a Summerhill bred. Results as follows:

Race 1 - R53K - DAILY NEWS TONIGHT MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE For 2 year-old maiden Fillies - 1300m

OUTCOME a M D Miller 1 57.0 S Cormack 0 0
Owned by Mr G A R Sturlese; bred by Peter Brown
2 b f Muhtafal - Culminate (Elliodor) [Result: Won by short half head in time of 79.26],

ROYAL TRIUMPH a A J Rivalland 10 58.0 I Sturgeon 55 65+
Owned by The Pink Ladies Syndicate (Nom: Mrs J M McElligott); bred by Backworth Stud
3 b f Kahal - Laplander (Inflation Beater)  [Result: 3rd]

Race 6 - R150K - UMKHOMAZI STAKES (Grade 2) For 2-year-olds - 1400m

INFINITE SPIRIT a M D Miller 11 55.0 S Cormack 82 86+
Owned by Mr G A R Sturlese; bred by Avalon Stud
2 ch c Muhtafal - Miss Rosewood (Fort Wood)    (Result: 2nd by half a length)

Race 7 - R125K - LONSDALE STIRRUP CUP (Grade 3) Merit Rated Handicap - 2400m
BAYETE ba S G Tarry 4 50.0 B Smith 89 119* Owned by Mr C J H van Niekerk (bred by Summerhill Stud)
4 b g Rambo Dancer - French Braid (Formaz) [Result: 2nd by 3/4 length)