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Posted 2020-11-11 08:46:36  
Big Race Plan for Anything Goes

Champion filly Anything Goes was found to have only suffered a superficial injury after rolling in her stable shortly before her intended engagement in the Peermont Emperor's Palace Ready To Run Cup at the end of last month and she might be back for the Grade 2 WSB Ipi Tombe Challenge over a mile on WSB Summer Cup day.

Trainer Stuart Pettigrew said about the country's highest rated three-year-old filly, "She just took some hair off the whither and it was exactly where the saddle goes, so it is the same sort of thing as having a boil in the mouth and putting the bit in, but there was no injury to either bone or tendon so it was not serious. I will give her a bit of work on the grass and she might then run in the Ipi Tombe but only if I am 100% happy. There are seven races for her in the future and there is no rush."

The unbeaten daughter of Var does not have a Cape Summer campaign on her itinerary.

Pettigrew said, "I skipped Cape Town with Surcharge and will do the same with her, so if the Capetonians want to take us on they will have to get off their beach chairs and come up to Jo'burg.

There are a number of races for her in Jo'burg and after that we will take her down to KZN for the SA Champions Season."

Pettigrew is not sure about Anything Goes' stamina capacity.
He said, "The Thekwini put us off (she only just held on in that Grade 1 mile at Hollywoodbets Greyville from her arch-rival War Of Athena). Before that I was not even worried about 1800m and maybe she was let go a bit early in that race. I will judge her on her mile run at the end of the month, but I think she will get 1800m."

On pedigree she is by the speed influence Var but her dam Dance Domain is by the stamina influence Parade leader. Dance Domain is a half-sister to Capetown Noir, who was a champion miler who did also win the Grade 1 Cape Derby over 2000m. Anything Goes is a half-sister to the Gimmethegreenlight colt Green Laser, who has twice proved he stays every inch of the tough Turffontein Standside 1800m, first when easily winning the Grade 3 Sea Cottage Stakes and then when finishing a 0,75 length second to Got The Greenlight in the Grade 1 SA Classic.

However, no matter what distance she is campaigned at, this classy bay is sure to provide plenty more thrills for her ever-growing fan club.


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