Butchie Boy, by Crusade and out of a Kahal (GB) mare, won the 2018 Zimbabwe Guineas (Grade 3) at Borrowdale Park on Sunday, March 11.
The three-year-old gelding was bred by Mr R. Fitzgerald and is owned by the Sunmark Racing Syndicate (nominee: Mr R.E. Davenport.) Fanie Chambers rode Butchie Boy for Bridget Stidolph.
Only five runners faced the starter in a race marred by late scratchings on veterinary certificates. Butchie Boy finished 0.75 lengths clear of the Penny Fisher-trained Knuckleball, followed by Peggson and Canadian Champion both from the Stidolph yard.
Congratulations to the winning connections.
TRAINING HONOURS EVENLY SHARED
Despite the heavy going on Sunday, training honours were evenly shared. Roy’s Sailor (below) was the third winner from the Penny Fisher yard and the Sail From Seattle (CAN) gelding won the 1600m MR 60 Handicap – his second success from four starts in Harare.
Jarryd Penny was riding for the Fisher stable and he also scored with Roberta’s Passion in the 1200m Graduation Plate. Hennie Greyling was in the irons when White Russian won the 1000m Maiden Plate.
Roy’s Sailor has now won three races and he was bred by Ascot Stud. The six-year-old is owned by Penny, Alistair, Alex, Natalie and Ken Fisher and Messrs G. Goksel, E.D. Hatchett and R.K. White. Congratulations to the winning connections.
CENTAUR SYNDICATE BACK ON WINNING TRAIL
Bugatti Blue, a three-year-old Traffic Guard (USA) colt, having his fifth start, turned the 1700m Captain Tiger’s Maiden Plate into a procession, beating Tremendous by six lengths.
This was the first time Bugatti Blue ((below) had gone further than 1200m and he showed an interesting turn of foot bearing in mind the penetrometer reading was 32 on Sunday at Borrowdale Park.
Sherman Brown was riding for the Kirk Swanson yard and the Swanson/Brown duo won the previous race run over 1800m with Goose Green. Later in the day Francois Herholdt scored for the Swansons with Switchblade in the 1260m MR 44 Handicap.
Bugatti Blue was bred by Summerhill Stud in KZN and is out of Vintage Event by Brashee (GB). He is owned by the Centaur Syndicate (nominee: Craig Danckwerts).