BETTING WORLD OAKS (Grade 2)
Clairwood, Turf, 2500m
15 June 2014
While Hot Ticket stamped himself as one of the best stayers in the country when winning the Grade 2 Betting World Stakes at Clairwood Sunday, subsequent Grade 2 Betting World Oaks winner Dylan’s Promise showed that she could also be a candidate for the accolade with another courageous win over her favourite course and distance. Jockey Anton Marcus proclaimed Dylan’s Promise a female version of Jay Peg after her Oaks win, a high complement as the latter was renowned for his refusal to lie down.
Dylan’s Promise started as the 28-10 favourite and Marcus took a while to ease her into her favourite front running role as she did have a wide draw to contend with and the Clairwood 2500m begins on the bend. She relished it out in front and Marcus made a beeline for the outside in the straight. The SA Oaks winner Ash Cloud looked threatening, but the small, yet big-hearted, Dylan’s Promise found extra and in the end won full of running by 1,5 lengths with the outsider Shingwedzi running on strongly for third in eyecatching fashion. Star Jet and Omaticaya were next best.
Marcus praised the Clairwood-based Charles Laird for the precision with which he had prepared the filly. The Gold Cup will likely be her chief target for the remainder of the season as the tight nature of the Greyville course would probably not be in her favour over the shorter 2200m trip of the Vodacom Durban July.
The four-year-old Australian-bred by Dylan Thomas out of Madonna is a Summerhill graduate of the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale and has a career record of 8 wins and 3 places from 19 starts.
Betting World Oaks (Grade 2)
|1||DYLAN'S PROMISE||A Marcus||Charles Laird||59.5||8||0.0|
|2||ASH CLOUD||W Marwing||Weiho Marwing||56.0||10||1.5|
|3||SHINGWEDZI||M Byleveld||Mike Bass||56.0||7||1.8|
|4||STAR JET||K Neisius||Justin Snaith||59.5||1||2.8|
|5||OMATICAYA||S Randolph||Glen Kotzen||56.0||3||3.2|
|6||ILHA BELA||A Delpech||Mike de Kock||60.0||4||5.2|
|7||ZEPHIRA||G Lerena||Geoff Woodruff||56.0||9||7.5|
|8||EDUCATED||K Shea||Duncan Howells||59.5||2||7.7|
|9||JET FLO||A Domeyer||Yogas Govender||56.0||6||9.9|
|10||SOUNDS OF TIGERS||S Veale||Duncan Howells||59.5||5||10.0|
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