Just Africa For Gr1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion
Paul Peter's son of Just As Well, Just Africa takes his place in the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion at Scottsville on Saturday.
The colt finished four lengths behind subsequent Gr1 SA Nursery winner Arabian Beat on debut over 1000m and then won his maiden next time out by four lengths also over 1000m.
Peter said, "He has a lot of gate speed but it is his first time beyond 1000m." His sire was a middle distance horse and his dam-sire Stratum won Australia's most prestigious two-year-old race, the Gr 1 Golden Slipper over 1200m, so there might be a mixture of stamina and precocious speed.
Just Africa is drawn eight in the ten horse field with Keagan de Melo aboard. Peter said the horse had been doing well.
Just As Well, from a handful of runners, already has Black Type with Just As I Said placing in the Storm Bird Stakes Listed.
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