Prize money in Zim now exceeds most SA tracks for maidens

In the rain at Borrrowdale Park, Harare yesterday, AMERICAN SMOOTH won her 1100 metres maiden having previously been 2nd/2nd/4th, the latter at a too-far 1450 metres.  Selected and acquired privately for trainer Dave Willey and owner Mr Wright by Allan Bloodlines, AMERICAN SMOOTH is by Tobe Or Nottobe out of Tumbling Dice, bred by Hemel n Aarde Stud.  Leading most if not all the way under a confident ride from Brendan McNaughton, showing perhaps a lot more to come, this neat and stunning looking filly did her connections proud and picked up a prize that is in excess of that available at a number of South African tracks for maidens.