THE Green Street Bloodstock Syndicates have been on a winning roll all season long – the success continued with two winners and three good fourth places from only seven runners at the last three meetings countrywide.
The GSB winning tally, in just two years of racing, stands at 38 winners (9 this season), with 138 places to boot. That’s excellent going and good value for investors in any book, as all the winners have been relative “cheapies” who are running to their anticipated ability and better.
Gavin van Zyl-trained Coral Queen was deemed to be a bit suspect first time out over 2000m at Greyville on Sunday, having not raced beyond a mile in six previous starts. She plugged away gamely, however, kept trying when she looked beaten with 100m to go and just got there in the shadow of the post.
“I think we should try blinkers on Coral Queen when she races against better fillies. She dug down deep today, but blinkers will help her to focus better in a race,” said jockey Warren Kennedy.
Coral Queen is yet another to recover her purchase price within just a few runs. A R100,000 National Yearling Sales purchase from Ascot Stud, she’s past that mark now and heading for profit.
Another three-year-old Trap Lord has done even better. A 40k buy by King’s Apostle, he’s had two wins and four places from only nine outings with near R120,000 in the bank!
Trap Lord won a 1200m handicap on the Fairview Polytrack on Monday, racing under top weight and running hard to the line, winning with something in hand for Raymond Danielson.
Trap Lord has had some niggles and Justin Vermaak said: “This is a good training feat by Dorrie Sham and her team, we are pleased with Trap Lord’s progress.”