ELUSIVE FORT SIRES THE JULY WINNER
The 3 year old colt KOMMETDIEDUNG completed fairy-tale journey yesterday at Greyville when he won the Vodacom July, one of the crown jewels of South African racing. Given a top class ride by Gavin Lerena from the widest draw (18), the son of Elusive Fort prevailed in an excellent race, defeating excellent challenges from LINEBACKER and GOT THE GREEN LIGHT.
The Elusive Fort Syndicate, managed by AllanBloodlines, sent warmest congratulations to the now legendary owner Mr Ashwin Reynolds who turned down enormous cash offers for the colt to follow his dream of winning The July; also to the training combination of Harold Crawford and Michelle Rix victors over the biggest of the big batallions; also to Gavin Lerena for that impeccable ride.
In addition, congratulations are due to KOMMETDIEDUNG’s breeder Klawervlei Stud, a shareholder in Elusive Fort. who thus leapt ahead in the Champion breeder logs, soon to reach a seasonal climax.