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Bold Respect, who cost just R200 000 at the CTS Lanzerac Ready To Run Sale, took his earnings to R1 967 500 with a top-class win in Saturday’s Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville. This was his fourth win from 11 starts.

A perfect prep run with a win in the In Full Flight Handicap at the same venue a month earlier saw the smart gelding primed and ready to score the biggest win of his short career, in the process maintaining the solid strike-rate of 3yo’s in this great race.

Bold Respect’s regular pilot Corne Orffer had no hesitation in allowing Bold Respect to bowl along out front with London Call in close attendance down his inside.

At the 350m marker it was clear that nothing was going better and the bay changed legs before drawing clear.

The 6-1 shot brought some respect to the exotic results and kept galloping powerfully to beat the fast improving and consistent Pinnacle Peak by 1,75 lengths in a time of 67,20 secs – the fastest 1200m of the day.

Bold Respect was bred by Ascot Stud and is a son of Bold Silvano (Silvano) out of the versatile three time winning Kabool mare, Respectable Lady – who was bred by Lance Sherrell’s Dad.

-from Sporting Post.