Search
where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2019-04-20 17:30:46  
Brave De Melo Pays No Lip Service

Keagan De Melo strode out of Cape Town in style today after a hattrick of wins and one brave ride that brought home the victory for a long time maiden.

De Melo rode an excellent hattrick for three different trainers at Durbanville with SANSKRIFT, as replacement rider for the Hong Kong bound Aldo Domeyer, HILDEGARDE, for Adam Marcus, and, he saved the best for last onboard, LIP SERVICE for Joey Ramsden.

The first winner was for the Bass-Robinson yard on the promising Duke Of Marmalade filly who looks a nice type and winning in style out of a stallion that produces horses for ground.

The best of the three was on the long time maiden Lip Service who looked the right horse drawn in pole position and in form, however nothing in racing is that simple. De Melo opted for a rails ride from that pole position and after hitting the bend in the leading group, the gap didn't look too wide on the inside with Tuyuca not making it easy for De Melo who had the horse under him. An enterprising and what seemed like a brave move saw him stick to his guns and push through along the rails to scream home for the victory. Whether he literally screamed for a gap or not, he made sure that Joey Ramsden finally trained this filly out of the maidens. Her form isn't bad in the maidens against some nice type and although no Hollywood babe, she will win again. The second filly looks promising and is one to be with next time out.

The Turffontein card was cut short by two races and punters would have been a bit grateful to the weather. The meeting saw upset after upset in the early races and only marginally better results in the later races. Onto Scottsville go the punters for a nice card including some minor features.  

Rate:
Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • South Africa
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    there's a new jeffrey in town7 hours ago

    Apprentice Jeffrey Syster announced himself in no uncertain terms and in turn made few friends wit...

    View | Add Comment
    vardy trashes one world8 hours ago

    Vardy proved he is a horse with a big future when easily getting the better of One World in the Grad...

    View | Add Comment
    chimichuri run could have been in hong kong8 hours ago

      Tarry was thrilled post race in his interview and gave the media some interesting informatio...

    View | Add Comment
    tarry, van niekerk trifecta in big sprint8 hours ago

      Sean Tarry had a red letter day at Scottsville as he took out three of the four features at ...

    View | Add Comment
    pearl of siberia to hold form3 days ago

    Pearl Of Siberia took an age to shed his maiden, scoring at his 24th attempt, but to his credit he h...

    View | Add Comment
    suspensions considered over fines3 days ago

    Hyde said: “We are still in the initial stages of our rule but in other jurisdictions there ar...

    View | Add Comment
    drier going for gold3 days ago

    Cartel Captain is a son of Drier’s 2013 Medallion winner Captain of All. He won a good race ov...

    View | Add Comment
    eyes wide open’s july odds slashed5 days ago

    Both firms left the market leaders unchanged. Betting World has Hawwaam favourite at 7-2 with Do It ...

    View | Add Comment
    general franco’s poor run probed5 days ago

    The R4 million supposed future superstar General Franco served up one of the shocks of the season wh...

    View | Add Comment
    big boys and girls set for scottsville 5 days ago

    The final field for Festival Of Speed at Scottsville have been announced. Included in the raceday ar...

    View | Add Comment