RUNNERS who recapture their purchase prices and win quick are any owners’ dream.
Ma Forte has just done both for a Green Street Bloodstock Syndicate including Julian Spaans, Floyd Toweel, Fred Blomkamp, David Musikanth and Wilfried Pirzl, a staunch band of GSB supporters who clubbed in R60,000 between them for a Justin Vermaak pick by Querari and has seen her win R66,000 in just two starts.
Ma Forte (1-1), was the preferred of a Justin Snaith pair in Maiden Juvenile Plate for fillies over 1000m at Kenilworth on Tuesday, reported to readers before the race, and she kept going purposefully to hold off a good late run from Dynamic Diana (6-1), that very stablemate.
Jockey Brandon May made use of his opportunity, and Ma Forte’s speed, and they came to the front full of running with 300m to go. “She went like a scalded cat,” said Justin, who was excited with another “cheapie” breaking the ice and winning for owners who have supported the GSB team since its early days. This was GSB’s 29th winner for syndicates.
Master’s Spirit made a promising debut for Snaith’s stable, beaten under ten lengths in a sprint after a long layoff and jockey Aldo Domeyer feels it is worth persisting and that this one should come to hand to win again.
At Scottsville on Wednesday, Oligarch (4th, 1200m, beaten 8.50-lengths) and Airtaxi (unplaced, 1200m, beaten 5.60-lengths), both indicated a need for some more ground.