Ken Nicol: After his hard fought win in the Grade 3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup at Greyville on Saturday, Made To Conquer seems sure to be supplemented into the Vodacom Durban July.
Jonathan Snaith indicated in the week that this would happen if he won this well, and while the margin over stable mate Strathdon was a mere head, it was almost seven lengths back to seasoned stayed Mr Winsome in third.
Grant Van Niekerk on Strathdon seemed to carry Made To Conquer and Richard Fourie across the course over the final 200m, and the stipes would have had a decision to make if the result had gone the other way.
Regular front runner and second favourite Hero Quest had set a fair pace, but faded tamely and finished tailed off last.
Made to Conquer and Strathdon made their move together from off the pace at the top of the straight, and had the race to themselves from then on.