Late scratchings due mainly to a virus sweeping through some of the yards played havoc with the 1200m Maiden Plate where Sunday’s field was reduced to three Borrowdale Park first-timers – Green Serenity, Peacable and the unraced Master Of My Fate filly, Hedwig.
Hedwig, trained by Gokhan Terzi, won the race by a staggering 8 lengths with Hennie Greyling aboard. Definitely one for the notebook and owned by Gengiz Goksel.
Gengiz Goksel, Mike Eaton, Gary Carter and Paula Lewis own Mazikeen – also trained by Terzi and ridden by Greyling – was another runaway winner in the 1600m Novice Plate. This time the winning margin was four lengths and placings went to Seattle Swift, Magic Mike and Farm Yard Tractor.
Mazikeen, is a three-year-old filly by Twice Over (GB), bred by Klawervlei Stud.
Congratulations to all the winning connections.
Photographs: Zimbabwe Equine News.