Saturday’s The Villiers Cup (1400m) at Champ de Mars saw a field of eight take the starting gates, with the race favourite Colour My Fate looking well placed with just 54kg’s on his back, the lowest weight to be carried by any runner in the sixth race of the day.

After a jockey replacement saw Rye Joorawon take the ride aboard the Amar Sewdyal trained Colour My Fate, whose consistency in Mauritius had resulted in five top three efforts from his five starts, the previous Frank Robinson trained colt jumped away well from barrier six of eight, before heading forward to settle comfortably in the lead.

The 4yo, appearing to appreciate stepping back in trip from his previous third placed effort behind Duke’s Domain, maintained his position in the lead, and with his light weight, was able to run his rivals ragged.

Leading into the final bend, the short Champ de Mars straight presented itself and the field started to fan, but Joorawon kicked into gear aboard Colour My Fate and he further responded under the urgings of his jockey to maintain the lead and hold off Trippi’s Express (Trippi) and Dynamite Jack (Jackson).

Extremely happy to take the win, jockey Joorawon had been sidelined for the past two weeks due to suspension, but was back in the winner’s enclosure, unfortunately to the detriment of Swapneel Rama, who had injured his foot earlier in the meeting and was unable to take the ride.

A son of Varsfontein’ Master of My Fate (pictured above), whose progeny are currently performing extremely well in Mauritius highlighted by the Duchess Of York Cup winner Twist Of Fate, Colour My Fate is out of the Black Minnaloushe mare Polychromatic, herself a half-sister to G1 winner Master Plan (Jet Master), G2 winner Polyphonic (Judpot) and an own sister to Listed winner Great Rumpus (Black Minnaloushe).

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