In a week which yielded a Summerhill-bred “fifer” (as the cricketers say) of winners, including Freecell his 5th for Peter Fabricius, Matatu (means “three”) his 3rd for Paul Lafferty and Fantasma his 2nd in a row for Sean Tarry, undoubtedly the stand out was Dancer’s Delight.

Charles Laird’s charge was celebrating her second win from as many starts, and came home impressively (though not without the aid of Anton Marcus’ considerable experience) when she started to “wobble” with “greenness” in the last few hundred metres.

There was more than the odd tear in the Summerhill eyes for this unbeaten daughter of Rambo Dancer, remembering that she recovered from a near-death collision as a yearling, and still carries her head with a tilt.

MatatuMatatu (Gold Circle)As an own sister to Gomma Gomma hero, Pick Six, she is bound to improve with the benefit of more distance, and with interest in local runners at an all-time high on the back of the success of our horses in Dubai, it won’t be long before the international grapevine catches on to the class of this one.

Bred in partnership with Diana Mellows, she is yet another outstanding product of the Summerhill Ready To Race programme, on which there are currently a number of ready-made talents available. Right now.

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FantasmaFantasma (Gold Circle)They weren’t alone however. Shadwell Stud-bred Mutaddareg registered his third win for Michael Miller, while Gail Fabricius (this time!) saw her farm-raised Paris Perfect endorse his claim among the top Three year olds in the land with his 5th career victory against the best of the older generation in the Eastern Cape. He’s another bound to attract international attention.