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Keep an eye on these juveniles

Posted 15 April 2016 at 08:44




Juvenile races never fail to pique the interest of racegoers, and so it proved at Greyville on Wednesday, when a pair of youngsters turned in eye-catching efforts and add a bit of gloss to the otherwise mundane mid-week fare.

Michael Roberts-trained first-timer Caddy Master (pictured left) made heads turn when he claimed the scalp of highly-regarded Good To Give (Philanthropist) in the 1200m opener on the turf. Dismissed at 33-1, the imposing chestnut came from off the pace to grab the lead in mid-stretch and powered home to defeat the 4-10 favourite by the best part of a length.

The Cheveley-bred winner is by former champion juvenile Argonaut out of Theas Dance (Danzig), which makes him a half-brother to Greyville queen Olma (Dynasty). She most recently completed a Gr.3 double when defeating the boys in the Kings Cup and is also amongst the early Vodacom Durban July entries.

In the very next race, Western Winter filly Call Me Winter built (left) on an impressive debut score on the poly when she outclassed her rivals with a commanding pillar-to-post victory, this time on the turf.

The chestnut called the tune from the jump and extended her lead at the top of the straight to come home a 2.50-length winner, confirming herself a filly of infinite promise.

Part-owner and breeder Steve Sturlese also raced her dam Outcome (Muhtafal), who captured the Gr.1 Garden Province Stakes at this same track. Call Me Winter is her second foal and first runner. - AvdB
(Pictures: Gold Circle)

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