200 UP FOR JUSTIN SNAITH
Trainer Justin Snaith made it 200 wins for the 2020-2021 racing season, when he sent out the talented Danilo Danilovitch to win the first race at Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon.
It is the first time that Snaith, who heads the trainers list this season, had saddled horses to win 200 races in a South Africa season.
The five time Vodacom Durban July winning conditioner has had a mixed season by his high standards, with Snaith’s stable stars this season headed by star filly Captain’s Ransom, G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Jet Dark, promising two-year-olds Pomp And Power and Maria Querol, and graded stakes winners Crown Towers, Kasimir, Nexus, Phil’s Dancer, and Silver Host.
Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, Danilo Danilovitch jumped out and went straight to the front.
Under a strong ride from Grant Van Niekerk, the What A Winter colt kept finding in the closing stages and stayed on to land the World Sports Betting Juvenile Plate (1200m) by a long neck.
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The consistent Danilo Danilovitch has now won three of just eight races and two of his last three starts.
One of 22 two-year-old winners for his sire this season thus far, Danilo Danilovitch is out of the classy Captain Al mare The Merry Widow, whose four wins included triumphs in both the Listed Perfect Promise Sprint and Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery.
Danilo Danilovitch’s win also helps his owner, with Drakenstein currently in a fight to secure the Leading Owner of the Season title.