Trainer Brett Crawford, one of three trainers to have a double on the day, enjoyed a quick double at Kenilworth mid-week, sending out the well bred pair of St Vladimir and Bwana to win races five and seven respectively, on Tuesday afternoon.
The Fort Wood colt, St Vladimir, was particularly eye catching in victory on Tuesday, when, despite hanging in badly close to home, he ran on strongly to score a third win on the bounce after front running Parisian Gold stopped close to home.
St Vladimir’s win was all the more meritorious as the Gary Player Stud bred colt lost a shoe in the running of the Play Soccer 6,10 and 13 MR 80 handicap and the lightly raced three-year-old, who has built up a good rapport with rider Greg Cheyne, looks a progressive sort with a bright future ahead of him.
In contrast, St Vladimir’s stable mate Bwana made all to win Tuesday’s seventh race, the Interbet.co.za 0861 150 160 MR 90 handicap over 1200m.
The second winner on the card for Drakenstein Stud’s top stallion Trippi, the consistent four-year-old has won or placed in 11 of 12 outings and Bwana took his tally of wins to five with a three-parts of a win on Tuesday.
Crawford was not the only trainer to enjoy a double on Tuesday, with both Mike Robinson and Andre Nel going away with a pair of winners.
Fresh off scoring an impressive win on Saturday with exciting two-year-old Captain Of Stealth, trainer Vaughan Marshall and jockey MJ Byleved teamed up for more juvenile success at Kenilworth yesterday, when the pair teamed up with Ground Control to make all in the first race.
Second on debut, the Var colt showed the benefit of experience by making all to down the well bred Tarry trained first timers Rock The Globe and On My Mind by 1.75 and 2.5 lengths respectively, with debut winner, and tote favourite, Minnesota Dream only managing fourth.
Tuesday’s meeting was the last Cape meeting to be held at Kenilworth until April, with local racing set to resume at Durbanville this Saturday.