BACK TO BACK CAPE SUMMER STAYERS WIN FOR CROME

December 4, 2021

The Andre Nel trained Crome Yellow made it back to back wins in the G3 Cape Summer Stayers, when that Trippi gelding won Saturday’s G3 Bet With The Best Cape Summer Stayers Handicap (2500m) at Kenilworth.

The seven-year-old, who had the top-weight of 60kgs in Saturday’s R150 000 marathon event, had not won a race since landing the 2020 Cape Summer Stayers, with Crome Yellow making his first start since June on Saturday.

However, the gelding’s class overcame these obstacles, with Crome Yellow putting up a courageous effort in the 2021 Cape Summer Stayers.

Holy Warrior led early, before Anse Lazio took over. Catchafallingstar raced just off the pace, as Bayberry tried to overcome a wide draw.

Retro Effect, who was slow away, bought up the rear with Salvator Mundi.

Bayberry went over to take the lead, as the field turned for home.

However, his efforts to overcome his wide draw took its toll on Bayberry, and he dropped out of contention.

In the meantime Black Knap and Crimson King launched their respective challenges.However, Grant Van Niekerk was nursing Crome Yellow with a sustained run down their inside, and Crome Yellow got up close home to win by half a length.

Black Knap took second spot, finishing three-parts of a length of tote favourite Crimson King.

Now a nine time winner, from 30 starts, Crome Yellow was bred by his owner Sabine Plattner’s La Plaisance Stud.

He is one of 84 stakes winners for former champion South African sire Trippi, with the latter enjoying another excellent season in 2021-2022.

Out of the four time winning Jallad mare Senorita Sol, Crome Yellow is a half-brother to Listed East Cape Oaks winner Solana.

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