Deon Sampson was on fire this afternoon, riding five winners on the 7-race card, including Life Is Good who came good in the 1000m AFZ Borrowdale Sprint.
Owned and bred by Robin Bruss, Life Is Good has now won seven races. The five-year-old Var(USA) gelding is trained by Bridget Stidolph. Congratulations!
Minor places in the feature went to Road To Dubai (Nyamagwete), Coachella (Takawira) and Flanders (Sibanda).
Kirk Swanson saddled four winners during the afternoon and Sampson was aboard Haga Haga, who scored in the 1600m MR 75 Handicap. Kirk’s other winners were Supa Memories (Takawira) in the 1000m Maiden Plate; Bold Australienne (Brown) in the 1600m Maiden Plate, and Switchblade (Sampson) who won a 1200 MR 52 Handicap.
Apart from Life Is Good, Sampson also steered Philanthropy to victory in the 1700m MR 55 Handicap, and It’s A True Story in the 1450m MR 65 Handicap. Both these horses are in the Stidolph yard.
Very well done to everyone concerned…and to the MTC groundsmen and staff. The penetrometer reading was 22.
Photograph by Zimbabwe Equine News. Deon Sampson and It’s A True Story.