Alan Greeff will remember Monday’s Polytrack meeting at Fairview after training seven of the eight winners.
It was a five-star performance by him and stable jockey Greg Cheyne, who was on the back of five of the winners, to say the least.
But how do you stop the powerful combination? This is the question the other PE trainers must have asked themselves a million times over the last few years.
Greeff won the first three races with Scent Of A Dream, Rumour Has it and Fee Fi Foe Fum respectively before Grant Paddock broke their grip in Race 4 when Pinch Pot got to the finishing line first.
However, that did not stop the Greeff yard in producing more winners. In Races 5 and 6 Greeff was back in the winner’s enclosure with Woodstock Fairy and Princess Kalisi.
Greeff also won Races 7 and 8 with Dubula and Dads Roots respectively.
Greeff and Cheyne are obviously out to break all previous records set in a season. If one takes into consideration that Ascending Heights was backed to win Race 4 Greeff, could have made a clean sweep was it not that Cheyne arrived late on the scene with Ascending Heights to finish second.
Punters could have won some exotics by only playing Greeff’s runners.
Fee Fi Foe Fum (13-4) made an encouraging debut for the Greeff yard when she won the opening leg of the Pick 6 in her stride to record her second career victory for Anthony Beck & Ridgemont.
The former Brett Crawford-trained runner was well paced throughout by Cheyne and finished 2.25 lengths ahead of 18-1 outsider Beneficiary over 1200m. Great Achievement (11-1) ran third and Orlanda (12-1) fourth.
Fee Fi Foe Fum, a four-year-old daughter of Duke Of Marmalade, paid R5.30 a win and R2.20 a place.
Grant Paddock-trained Pinch Pot (9-1) was a surprise winner in Race 4 over 1900m when he defeated the 7-12 favourite Ascending Heights by 0.50 lengths.
The former Alec Laird-trained runner turned out in his second run for his new yard to get out of the maidens on the fifth time of asking. The son of Judpot paid R10.90 a win an R2.30 a place.