Stars come to the fore in Classic

Jack Milner: Summer Pudding sets sights on the Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara and Got The Greenlight is on course for Vodacom Durban July.

Summer Pudding proved she is among the best three-year-old fillies in the country when she took top honours in the Grade 1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic over 1800m at Turffontein on Saturday and with the Gauteng Fillies Guineas already under her belt, the daughter of Silvano will be hard to stop next month when she lines up for the Grade 2 SA Oaks over 2450m, the final leg of the Triple Tiara.

Ridden by Warren Kennedy and trained by Paul Peter, Summer Pudding beat Marygold by one length with Magic School the same distance back in third and Rio’s Winter in fourth. She drifted in the betting and went off at 13-10 from an opening call of 8-10.

Asked whether the filly would stay 2450m, Kennedy responded: “No question about it. The only reason the others got that close is that she likes a fight.

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