The TBA Silver Slipper, second leg of Zimbabwe’s Triple Tiara, will be run over 1800m at Borrowdale Park on Sunday.
At the risk of being boring I have to say it seems as if she who beats Wylde Style wins. However the top filly has yet to go beyond 1600m. Only five runners are due to contest this listed event but it is quite a classy line-up. All have potential which makes for a good race.
Six time winner Wylde Style needs no introduction. She won the 1600m Fillies Classic, beating Solinski by 0.75 lengths, and finished second in the 1600m Zimbabwe Guineas at the last meeting. The chances are that whoever beats Wylde Style wins – providing the daughter of West Man (USA) sees out 1800m. Penetrometer reading at the Guineas meeting was 33 and if the rain continues to hold off the going should be better this time. Owned and trained by Amy Bronkhorst, drawn 5. Randall Simons rides.
By Biarritz out of a Goldkeeper (USA) mare. 5 starts in Gauteng and KZN from 1160m to 1600m. Second over 1400m to Blue Berry Pie at Greyville in January. Last start, also at Greyville, when finishing fifth over 1600m, 6.75 lengths off Into The Groove. Ex Sean Tarry and definitely a dark horse. Owned and trained now by Bridget Stidolph, drawn 1. Fanie Chambers rides.
Gutsy filly by Main Aim (GB) who triumphed in the Breeders Fillies Mile on July 31. On previous form will have to pull out all the stops to beat Wylde Style but tried the 1800m trip when placed behind Placid Sea, Valmont and Haga Haga in a Novice Plate. Consistent sort and likely to finish in the money. Trained by Gavin Macleod and drawn 3. Apprentice Caleb Habib will claim 1.5 kgs which is to the good.
Stable mate and paternal half-sister to Golden Mystery. This good looking filly has most experience racing around the turn and won a 1700m Maiden Plate in yielding going in January, finishing four lengths clear of subsequent Guineas winner Flasher On The Run. Prior to that finished 3.25 lengths behind Megagram over 1800m. Fluffed her lines a bit in the recent Fillies Classic when Wylde Style, Solinski, Golden Mystery and Lady Carina had her measure but I think she can improve on that here. Trained by Gavin Macleod and drawn 4. Sherman Brown will ride Aloft for the first time.
This will be Solinski’s fourth start and in her last outing she ran within 0.75 lengths of Wylde Style in the 1600m Fillies Classic. The daughter of Fencing Master (GB) won over 1200m and it will be very interesting to see how she fares over Sunday’s trip. Trained by Kirk Swanson Solinski is drawn (2). Callan Murray rides.