Ken Nicol: Reigning horse-of-the-year Oh Susanna virtually made all to win the Grade 2 Tibouchina Stakes at Greyville on Saturday, after holding off a fast finishing In The Dance by a neck.
1400m is a bit sharp for the daughter of Street Cry, but Richard Fourie crucially got her over from the worst draw to take it up soon after the start.
And as we saw last week with Silvano’s Pride, he is the wrong man to give a soft lead to on a quality filly.
She strode out purposefully a couple of lengths clear, with Anime, Elusive Heart, and Silent Crusade in closest order.
And while she never really looked like being beaten, Sean Tarry’s exciting three-year-old In The Dance made things interesting late as she came out the pack to get within a long neck.
“Gointg through the 200 she was in survival mode, but her quality got her through” concluded a relieved Fourie.