Second Wins For Roski In Two Days
Roski once again produced two winners in two days this week, in turn the second win each for Chilli Affair and Just A Jet.
Jockey Dennis Schwarz who had won previously on Chilli Affair followed up at Greyville on Wednesday over 2000m for trainer Alyson Wright and the Hollywood Syndicate (Nom: Mr O B Heffer). The six year old son of Western Winter beat a decent field with the favourite Haddington placing fouth, just a neck off the winner.
Initially sold for R375 000 at the National Yearling Sale and later that same year for R1,2 million at the TBA Ready To Run Sale, the imposing plain dark bay is a half-brother to Gr2 placed and Dubai winner Journeyman, as well as Flamingo Park Racing Association Sprint winner, Roy's Marciano - a five-time winner and eight-time placed Var Side. Chilli Affair has found great form since joining the stable of Alyson Wright after being sold at the Shongweni Horses In Training Sale, where he has placed eight times and won twice from his last 12 starts.
Their Just As Well younger sister born in 2015, Lovewell, has recently entered into training with Gareth Van Zyl. Their Roski-bred Captain Al half-sister Boloval has produced an outstanding foal this year for breeders Winterbach Stud.
The ever consistent Just A Jet, who placed five times from her first nine starts, won her second race in a row for trainer Michael Azzie at the Vaal Classic. By Just As Well who produced almost 50% winners to runners last season, Just A Jet is out of A Thousand Jets by Jet Master, is owned by Mr Justus van Wyk. Karl Zechner rode her to victory over 2400m carrying 53kgs and winning by almost two lengths.
Just A Jet sold for R80 000 at the KZN Yearling Sale and her Eightfold Path half-brother, Jet Path, has placed from his first two starts. This is the damline of July winner and sires Yataghan, Gallantry and Destroyer.
Well done to all concerned!
Chilli Affair gets to the line first with Haddington on his right hand side. Image: Candiese Marnewick