Hindsight is marvellous and plenty of Pick 6 punters probably regret not following Andrew Fortune at Borrowdale Park on October 18. The Gokhan Terzi/Fortune “combo” delivered four of the Pick 6 winners on Sunday.
First up was the three-year-old Century Stand (AUS) colt, Tandava, in the 1300m Maiden Plate. Out of a Kitalpha mare and owned and bred by Dave Rosser this was Tandava’s second start, and showed marked improvement since his debut in July.
Fortune’s mount, Rock The Country, failed to get the upper hand in the 1800m Merit Rated 80 Handicap, won by Madigan, but after that the rest of the card belonged to Glenwood Racing.
Scarlett Ice, winner of her previous start, narrowly beat Ice Pack in the 1800m Merit Rated 55 Handicap, and I wonder how many Swingers and Exactas were inspired by the word “Ice”?
The Black Minnalouche (USA) filly has now won both her starts in Harare and seems likely to do more. She runs in the colours of Gengiz Goksel and was bred by the Estate of the late Mr R.B. Wallace.
Anthony’s Lazer, bred by Druk-My-Niet Stud, gave owner John Koumides a second winner when he scored in the 1600m Maiden Plate. The four-year-old colt by Tiger Dancer (USA) had been rested for 134 days and finished two lengths clear of Promising.
By then Seb d’Aquino, the trainer of Promising, had already saddled three runners placed second, so he was possibly quite pleased the afternoon was coming to an end.
Last race on the card was the 1600m Commissioner General of Police’s Charity Handicap won by Principled Man, in defiance of my predictions, gut feelings and so forth. The Amy Bronkhorst-trained Gentle Brook (second) featured prominently, but I am still wondering what happened to Thriller In Manila (fourth), Tallie Two and Super Trouper.
Principled Man has now won four races and been placed 9 times from 16 starts. Like Gentle Brook he too is by Windrush (USA). This five-year-old gelding is owned by Messrs G. Goksel and T.J. Shawe and was bred by Geoff Armitage.