Trainer Candice Bass-Robinson enjoyed a memorable day at Durbanville on Sunday, when the July winning conditioner sent out four winners on the eight race card.
Three of the Bass-Robinson winners were booted home to victory by Bernard Fayd’Herbe, while Greg Cheyne scored aboard Meraki in the fifth race.
The Bass-Robinson/Fayd’Herbe combination made the perfect start, when they teamed up with 5-8 favourite Roll In The Hay to land the first race, theItsarush.co.za Welcomes You Maiden Juvenile Plate (for fillies).
A daughter of Gimmethegreenlight, the Vanant and Anashree Singh and Team Valor owned Roll In The Hay showed her rivals a clean pair of heels when romping home second time to score by five.
Bass-Robinson was very complimentary about Roll In The Hay, saying” She is not the biggest filly around but she is quite smart.”
The pair teamed up to win both the second and third races, with Three Two Charlie and Snow Report respectively, and Bass-Robinson also went on to claim victory in Sunday’s fifth race with Canford Cliffs gelding Meraki while Fayd’Herbe picked up his fourth win on the day when victorious on Spectra Force in the seventh race.
Having finished second on debut to much vaunted Frankel colt General Franco, Three Two Charlie was sent off the 13-20 tote favourite for Sunday’s second race, the Tabonline.co.za Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1000m –and duly obliged to win by three and a quarter lengths.
Candice said after the win, “He is a lovely colt but he is quite lazy and does not show much at home. Again in the week, they said he does not show much in the sand. He is a big horse, quite a coarse sort of horse, we actually thought he would be our first juvenile runner.”
Stable mate Snow Report also dominated his rivals when romping home to a four and a quarter length score in the third race, the Play Soccer 6,10, and 13 Maiden Juvenile Plate. Second on debut, the colt, who had been very keen early on, made amends with a sparkling four and a quarter length win.
Both Three Two Charlie and Snow Report are two-year-old sons of the former Bass trained champion sprinter What A Winter (also responsible for the yard’s current star filly Clouds Unfold).
Honest gelding Meraki (who had overcome bouts of laminitis earlier in his career) looked a picture in the canter past and duly lived up to his looks when running on strongly down the inside to pick up a one and a quarter length win in the TAB Telebet 0861 000 822 MR 84 handicap. The son of five time G1 winner Canford Cliffs has now won three of his last six starts.