ALL THINGS COME…
…to he/she who waits. LITTLE DRUMMER BOY finally won his maiden at the age of 5 having been placed many times as well as finishing 4th in Listed race.
This topsy-turvy route to the Winning Post is a function of batches of niggles and tweaks that have held him back at the same time as testing and demonstrating the patience of his trainer Montana Turner, visibly emotional about the success of her favourite horse.
Trusting him to get home having “used up petrol” from a very unfavourable 11 of 12 draw going into the bend, Dylan Lerena pressed on in front in the 1400 metres Fairview heat and got home ahead of a fast finishing challenger. Many many congratulations on persistence, patience and on achieving several good runs in succession for LITTLE DRUMMER BOY.
The David Allan bred mare TIMPANIST (GB) is now 5 winners from 5 runners in South Africa. At last.