Couldn’t have planned the weather better

The Shalford gelding NINETY DEGREES, owned by David Allan and trained by Vaughan Marshall, handily registered his second win in a 16 runner sprint handicap at Kenilworth this afternoon, going one better than his comeback run a couple of weeks ago.

Having won on this course as a 3 year old and placed several times, NINETY DEGREES lost his way on the fast ground and was tried in Johannesburg on the sand, an experiment that did not work. Allan then took an opportunity to give the horse a good break in Jane Trotter’s excellent care at Ambleway in KwaZulu Natal, a period that was extended when internal quarantine restrictions were imposed. A completely refreshed NINETY DEGREES made the trip back to the Cape in the hope of rain. The rain came and he ran 2nd on his comeback. Then it came again and he won this afternoon.