OH SO CLOSE. Durban raider Love Struck (furthest camera, Sean Cormack) denies Gauteng Guineas winner Tellina a shot at the SASCOC Triple Crown by a short head in a driving finish to the wire in the R2-million SA Classic, the second leg of the three-race series. Love Struck gave trainer Paul Lafferty the first Grade 1 winner of his career.
THE R2-million SA Classic is the richest race for three-year-olds on the continent and headlines another afternoon of top-drawer racing during Phumelela’s Summer-Autumn Feature Season.
Eight feature races are programmed:
- R2-million SA Classic (Grade 1) 1800m - Leg 2 Triple Crown
- R1-million SA Fillies Classic (Grade 1) 1800m - Leg 2 Triple Tiara
- R1-million HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes (Grade 1) 1600m
- R200,000 Caradoc Gold Cup (Grade 3) 2850m
- R200,000 Man O' War Sprint (Grade 3) 1100m
- R200,000 Protea Stakes (Grade 3) 1100m
- R175,000 Pretty Polly Stakes (Grade 3) 1100m
- R175,000 Jacaranda Handicap (Grade 3) 1800m