Solinski – Borrowdale Park’s comeback kid – won the 2400m MR 70 Handicap on Sunday afternoon carrying top weight and recording her sixth victory. 

The five-year-old daughter of Fencing Master (GB) was bred in Zimbabwe by Sarahdane Stud and made headlines as a three-year-old.  Sadly, she did not race at four because of a serious injury and was not seen on the course from 25 June, 2017, until 18 November, 2018.  Although placed in her next three starts Solinski has now made it back to the Number One box – where she ought to be.

Hearty congratulations to her connections whose patience has been rewarded!

Solinski is trained by Kirk Swanson and owned by the Dixie Chick Syndicate (nominee Miss V E Bruce), Duncan and Jackie Cocksedge, Dubbles Draper, Ursula Malan and C. John Smith. Wes Marwing was in the irons on Sunday.

The Swanson yard saddled two other winners – Supa Memories and Mill Creek.

Mill Creek, by Pathfork (USA), won the 1600m Maiden Plate – her first outing in Zimbabwe.  She was bred by Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm and is owned by Sylvia Vrska and Colin Bird. Raymond Danielson was riding. 

Danielson and Supa Memories came to the party in the 1600m MR 50 Handicap.  Well done Dave Rosser, Mark Wood and the Swansons.  This four-year-old Fencing Master (GB) gelding was bred by   Sandford Farm (Pvt) Ltd.  Sandford was owned by Selby and the late Jennifer Chance. 

Yes, Jenny.  We remember.

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