Gary Alexander Racing have had two of their most memorable days, one just before the New Year and the other on the stroke of New Year. They had three Summerhill-bred winners in a row on Sunday, and then on Monday they popped up with another four winners, two of which were Summerhill-breds. Gymnast and Bhekinkosi took out the two best endowed races of the day, with Gymnast going off at the prohibitive odds of 1/4, and just lasting the 1600 metre trip, to beat a strong Graduation field, including the much vaunted R2,2 million purchase, Lubricator. He’s already a Black type horse this fellow, and he looks more than useful.
Bhekinkosi on the other hand included among his victims, the Summer Cup winner, Malteme, and he went on to win in impressive style in the top billing at the meeting.
The Alexanders have been stalwart supporters of the Summerhill sales programme, so let’s hope they stay on fire for the whole of 2008.