Remarkable though it may sound, Gauteng does its biggest turnover of the year not on the Gomma Gomma or the SummerCup, run on their own course at Turffontein, but on Durban’s Vodacom July.

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Russian Revival

With turnover souring well over R100 million, most eyes were riveted on Greyville, but the Summerhill runners were still very evident in their achievements at Turffontein.

Russian Revival’s two debutantes, Red Ammo (for Robbie Sage), and Gymnast (for Gary Alexander), battled it out in the first, leaving the field toiling four lengths in their wake. These are two very smart colts, and Summerhill customer Ashley McNabb can look forward to many more moments in the No.1 Box with his home bred.

Celestial Moon recorded his 4th victory in battling style for Diane Stenger, while Steeling Beauty made it 4 for Ready to Race Programme graduates when she got home for Dominic Zaki.

Considering that Bold Ellinore was a product from the same programme, this must be great news for those devotees who have their sites set on this year’s Emperors Palace Ready to Run sale in November.