The moment of truth (above) when it was clear Tandava, bred in Zmbabwe by his owner, Dave Rosser, was winning the 1900m Republic Cup GR 3.
By Century Stand (AUS) Tandava, former winner of the Senor Santa Stakes in RSA, when trained by Gokhan Terzi, beat Arte (G Cheyne) by 1.25 lengths, Fareeq (H Greyling) was close behind, and top-weight Simona (B Fayd’Herbe), fourth.
Both Tandava and Fareeq are trained by Penny Fisher, and Deon Sampson had the winning ride. During Saturday afternoon the Fisher yard led in two other winners – Centennial Gina and Rose Diamond.
Penny Fisher has decided not to renew her trainer’s license after the close of the 2018-2019 season, so the next Borrowdale Park meeting on July 27 will be her last. Penny has successfully trained at Borrowdale for many years and she will be missed. Not least for her outspoken comments over the years, and colourful personality.
Both Kirk Swanson and Bridget Stidolph saddled two winners each.
The Borrowdale tipsters floundered a bit on Saturday, resulting in some impressive Quartets, amounting to ZWL 2486.20 in the 1100m MR 50 Handicap won by Love To Bluff; ZWL 8763.80 in the 1700 m MR 55 Handicap where Rose Diamond scored, and ZWL 18331.70 for the Republic Cup Quartet.
The next race meeting is on Saturday, 27 July, and Borrowdale Park then stands down for its annual racing break.