irish flame winning the daily news 2000 grade 1 video
irish flame winning the daily news 2000 grade 1 video

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R1,000,000 DAILY NEWS 2000 (Gr1)

Greyville, Turf, 2000m

5 June 2010

david thiselton gold circle
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David Thiselton Gold CircleThe Mike de Kock magic was on display at Greyville on Saturday as his horsesIrish Flame andBold Silvano, piloted by Kevin Shea and Anthony Delpech respectively, ran a one-two in the  R1 million Daily News 2000 (Grade 1).

The hotpot favourite Noordhoek Flyer, who went into the race as ruling favourite for the 2010 Vodacom Durban July, lost a shoe in the running, but even then was disappointing in fourth place.

Kevin Shea said about Irish Flame, who went into the race as July second favourite having been a facile winner of the SA Derby in very soft going in his last start. “This was the test to see whether he would handle Greyville and whether he would like fast ground. He proved he could do both. He showed a very good turn of foot at the top of the straight.”

Karl Neisius, who rode Noordhoek Flyer said: “I was a bit disappointed as he didn’t kick all the way to the line. He might not have seen it out but it’s difficult to tell as he did lose the shoe.”

Al’s Deputy led them in the running with Conquered Dream at his quarters. Irish Flame travelled comfortably one or two wide in about fifth place. The eventual third-placed Mike Miller-trained Lizarre was just behind him with Noordhoek Flyer next best about six lengths off the lead. Bold Silvano was further back. Turning for home Irish Flame quickened well and hit the front. Noordhoek Flyer had to go between runners but looked to have every chance. However, it was Bold Silvano who loomed up from behind to become Irish Flame’s only danger. Irish Flame fought off the challenge to win by 0,25 lengths, while the confidence from the Mike Miller yard during the week proved on the mark as Lizarre finished strongly to just pip Noordhoek Flyer for third place. The outsider Al’s Deputy finished fifth to earn a Graded stakes cheque at huge odds for the second time in succession.

Irish Flame is owned by Larry Nestadt, Bernard Kantor, Gary Barber and Percy von Molendorff and was bred by Millennium Stud. Larry Nestadt was on course, while Bernard Kantor was of course at the Epsom Derby in England, which is now sponsored by his company Investec.

RACE RESULTS

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

IRISH FLAME

58.0

112

7

K Shea

Mike de Kock

2

0.25

BOLD SILVANO

58.0

107

11

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

3

3.00

LIZARRE

58.0

103

3

A Forbes

Michael Miller

4

3.50

NOORDHOEK FLYER (SNL)

58.0

112

6

K Neisius

Dean Kannemeyer

5

4.50

AL’S DEPUTY

58.0

105

13

*A Domeyer

Kumaran Naidoo

6

4.60

CLUB VICTOR

58.0

94

2

R Fourie

Terry Lowe

7

4.70

BULSARA

58.0

107

1

G lerena

Gavin van Zyl

8

5.20

IWANNADANCE

58.0

105

9

S Randolph

Roy Magner

9

8.95

DELLOTTO

58.0

100

5

M Yeni

Kumaran Naidoo

10

9.20

KING FERNANDO

58.0

96

10

I Sturgeon

Doug Campbell

11

9.45

ILIAD

58.0

105

12

G Wrogemann

Robbie Sage

12

11.70

SMANJEMANJE

58.0

102

8

G Figueroa

Tyrone Zackey

13

12.95

CONQUERED DREAM (AUS)

58.0

96

4

A Marcus

Charles Laird