ebony flyer and igugu fight out the cape fillies guineas at kenilworth racecourse
ebony flyer and igugu fight out the cape fillies guineas at kenilworth racecourse

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CAPE FILLIES GUINEAS (GR1) 2010

The R750,000 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (Grade 1) at Kenelworth on Saturday was billed as a two-horse race and so it proved to be, with Cape star Ebony Flyer extending her unbeaten record to four from four when claiming victory from top-class Highveld raider, 2009 Emperors Palace Ready To Run graduate, Igugu.

Nicci Garner reports that the Justin Snaith-trained Ebony Flyer, a dual feature race winner heading into her toughest test to date, was red-hot favourite at 9-20 with Mike de Kock’s star filly Igugu on offer at 17-10 and the rest any price.

Flaming Alice (66-1) went out to set a steady pace with Pisces Star and Emerald Cove disputing second place ahead of Cash Register on the rail and Ebony Flyer, who was being tracked by Igugu. School Captain and Stimela were next, ahead of Dancing Royale and Six Blue Notes with In Like Flynn at the rear of the field.

The picture changed suddenly at the 400m mark as Bernard Fayd’Herbe let Ebony Flyer have her head and the Jet Master filly charged through to lead, catching Igugu a little flat-footed.

Although Mike de Kock’s Galileo filly chased hard under Anthony Delpech and was closing at the finish, Ebony Flyer had stolen a march and won by 1.25 lengths in a time of 100.21, just over 4 seconds outside the course record.

AVONTUUR ESTATE CAPE FILLIES GUINEAS (Grade 1)

Kenilworth Turf 1600m

For 3 year-old Fillies at Set Weights

4 December 2010

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

EBONY FLYER

58.0

106

4

B Fayd’Herbe

Justin Snaith

2

1.25

IGUGU (AUS)

58.0

98

8

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

3

6.75

EMERALD COVE

58.0

95

2

A Fortune

Justin Snaith

4

7.75

IN LIKE FLYNN

58.0

91

10

K Teetan

Joey Ramsden

5

9.00

CASH REGISTER

58.0

82

1

M Neisius

Glen Kotzen

6

10.25

STIMELA (AUS)

58.0

91

11

C Puller

Mike Bass

7

12.50

SIX BLUE NOTES

58.0

94

9

M Byleveld

Glen Kotzen

8

12.75

SCHOOL CAPTAIN

58.0

95

3

*A Domeyer

Yogas Govender

9

12.85

DANCING ROYALE (AUS)

58.0

76

6

K Neisius

Neil Bruss

10

15.35

PISCES STAR

58.0

83

5

R Fourie

Mike Bass

11

25.60

FLAMING ALICE

58.0

90

7

G Hatt

Joey Ramsden

Late Scratchings

12

0.00

FLAMING DAME

58.0

91

7

Justin Snaith

Extract from Tab Online.

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