TAKINGTHEPEACE, No 1, wins Classic
Ken Nicol: Takingthepeace produced another death-or-glory swoop from last to score a thrilling win in the Grade 1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic at Turffontein on Saturday.
Mike De Kock’s Visionaire filly sat stone last from her poor draw, but produced a virtual repeat of her Fillies Guineas win by getting to a luckless Green Top in the final stride.
Muzi Yeni’s mount had looked a certain winner, and after partnering Lobo’s Legend in the Classic he was denied a quick Grade 1 double by the narrowest of margins.
Given Takingthepeace’s style of running the 2450m of the SA Oaks should be right up her alley, and Callan Murray could be celebrating the rare feat of winning a Triple Tiara come 5 May.
Murray’s purple patch continued in the next race. In another ding dong finish he got Al Danza’s nose down on the line to get the better of Sabina’s Dynasty and add the Listed Jacaranda Handicap to his personal honours tally for the day.