Time to boogie on down – Turf Talk: 14 October 2020
“OK OK so it wasn’t the greatest race today. I’m a slow learner but I won it and a win’s a win. Those nice
people know I am going to get better. I am. I really am.” That was owner David Allan’s cute attached tweet
to this picture taken back at the stables after his Lets Boogie Baby had won a six-horse 2400m maiden at
Durbanville yesterday under Robert Khathi for Vaughan Marshall.
The 3yo colt went off 5-2 second favourite in his third start, and cruised in by almost three lengths.
Brett Crawford and Keagan de Melo were the big winners on the day though, with three victories apiece.
Ottoman Empire started both the day and De Melo’s account by scoring impressively, despite going off at
50-1 in the 1250m Maiden. Eric Sands’ Gimmethegreenlight gelding surged to a fluent win, and looks one
to follow. As does Really Royal. The Snaith filly went down a diminishing head to Crawford’s form horse
Capitana, but lost nothing in defeat, and will improve drastically over more ground. – tt.