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Impeccably bred three-year-old Street Cry filly stole stablemate Snowdance and Usain Bolt’s thunder with a quite sensational victory in the Sun Met on Saturday.

Always travelling well just off the speed she surged past Legal Eagle about 100m out, and it was all over as a contest, although her backers would have been alarmed to see jockey Grant van Niekerk saluting well before the line, allowing a low flying Last Winter to get within 0.50 lengths at the death.  

Legal Eagle had surged into the lead 250m out and briefly looked a winner, but became rather one paced late, and it must surely now be conceded that he is not at his very best over this trip.

The Met had eluded both Justin Snaith and his father Chris in decades of training, so it was an emotional moment, especially as rising star Van Niekerk was also scoring his first win in the great race.

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