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Hard Falling Rain started out at 13/1 and managed to beat the favourite by a short head in a Maiden Juvenile Plate at Kenilworth on 9 July. The two year old colt was placed in his first outing and was ridden to victory by M Winnaar in his second start. He is from the Glen Kotzen stable and was bred at Narrow Creek Stud – Soft Falling Rain – Serra Nuda by Fort Wood (USA). Later in the week Greenstock Bloodstock won a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1200 metres at Turffontein Racecourse when their two year old gelding Kalgoorlie won by 2¾ lengths in his third career start. He is trained by JA Janse van Vuuren, was ridden by Gavin Lerena and was bred at Maine Chance Farms – Var (USA) – Katherine by Rakeen (USA).