In a race won by top horses over the years, trainer Joey Ramsden’s big sprinter Attenborough made it look so easy in Saturday’s Gr1 Computaform Sprint at Turrffontein as he took off under a left-handed ride and charged up the outside to score a deserved win by a length in a nice time of 56,32 secs.
The former PE-based Man O’War Sprint winner Pinnacle Peak showed plenty of pace and hung on for second, ahead of the winner’s stablemate Speedpoint, who also showed the benefit of a second run in Gauteng.
While it was a first Computaform Sprint winner for Ramsden, one of his former charges in the soldier Copper Parade won it for Yvette Bremner in 2014.
This was the top-class Richard Fourie’s Gr1 sprint success. That seems quite extraordinary given his long association with the Snaith yard.
Top sprinters Sergeant Hardy and Trip To Heaven both finished well downfield.
A R2 million purchase by Mayfair Speculators off the Cape Premier Yearling Sale, Attenborough has now won 5 races with 9 places from 21 starts and stakes of R2 025 025.
Attenborough was purchased out of the Mayfair Speculators unbundling and was having his second run for his new owners on Saturday.
The handsome 4yo was bred by Pippa Mickleburgh and is a son of the late champion Western Winter (Gone West) out of the four-time winning Caesour mare, In Camera. – Sporting Post.