The Alado filly PALE LILAC, a 4 times winner in Johannesburg, is now with Emmanuel Kaknis in Port Elizabeth.

Regarded as a 14-1600 metres filly – undoubtedly correctly in the Johannesburg context – she was tried under the “shorter in PE” theory that seems to be born out quite often.

Yestserday at Fairview, all the way back to the minimum trip of 1,000 metres, PALE LILAC finished 2nd on the polytrack and would have been very close or maybe won if not drawn wide and having to negotiate traffic at sprinting speed.

A good run.