Good run in the US$60,000 Republic Cup at Borrowdale

Gr.3 3rd today north of the Limpopo – and a nice cheque – for Imperial Dice in the US$60,000 Republic Cup at Borrowdale Park in Harare, a 1900 metres contest probably 200m beyond his best trip. Ridden by flown-in JP van der Merw…e for Messrs Allan, Grujicic, Koumides and Mrs Zieve and trained by Gokhan Terzi, the Parade Leader gelding ran a brave front running effort in a good quality field, being bested only by champion EARL OF SURREY who was himself just pipped by Argentinian bred CHOISIR (name obviously not protected in Argentina!!) getting a lot of weight. Purchased by Allan Bloodlines as a yearling for R 100,000 at the SA Nationals, Imperial Dice is a winner of 4 with 11 places from 21 runs, this being his first black type.