Click above to watch Mannequin winning the 2010 Banyana Handicap
(Photo : JC Photos - Footage : Tellytrack)
2008 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE
Two feature races were run at the Vaal on Friday and trainer Paul Matchett bagged both; first with Cruso in the R150,000 Hampton Handicap (Listed) over 1000m and then following up with Mannequin in the fillies’ equivalent, the R150,000 Banyana Handicap (Listed), also over 1000m.
Mannequin, a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2008 Emperors Palace Ready To Run sale, was always rated hot favourite for the Banyana Handicap and won with a minimum of fuss.
In the vanguard from the off, she saw off Ex Unitate Vires racing into the final 200m and then Vareuse before going on to win by a convincing 2.25 lengths from Blingle Bells. This was Mannequin’s sixth career win and boosted the daughter of Kahal’s earnings to some R450,000.
He added that Mannequin was not done yet, “but we’ll have to see what the handicappers make of this run”.
3 Year Old Bay Filly
Trainer : Paul Matchett
Win Time : 59.03
Career Record : 6 Win, 6 Places, 16 Starts
Mannequin is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2008 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.
R150,000 BANYANA HANDICAP (Listed)
(For Fillies and Mares)
Vaal Sand 1000m
24 September 2010
EX UNITATE VIRES
*JP van der Merwe
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