​ It was One Way Traffic for CTS graduate in Settlers

​ It was One Way Traffic for CTS graduate in Settlers

September 28, 2021 / 28 days ago

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One Way Traffic, game finish. (Wayne Marks).

Owners Nic Jonsson and Bjorn Nielsen have a smart young stayer on their hands in One Way Traffic, who won Saturday’s Listed Settlers Trophy over 2000m at Durbanville from start to finish under a peach of a ride from Richard Fourie.

Fourie took advantage of the four-year-old’s light weight in a competitive race and delivered a textbook display of dictating the pace. One Way Traffic (3-1) had his ears pricked out front in the seven-horse contest, made the clip his way and then, when the pressure mounted in the straight, kept going gamely.

One Way Traffic beat stablemate Bayberry (16-1) by half a length in a time of 123,04 secs, followed by Retro Effect, who stayed on late to take third.

“He has a big stride and I knew there was never going to be speed, so I preferred being up there with him. He’s a smooth horse, he has furnished into something really nice. He has a touch of class,” commented Fourie.

The winner, an R800 000 Cape Premier Yearling Sale purchase was bred by Ridgemont Highlands and is out of the thrice winning Spectrum mare, Careful Hiker. The latter is a daughter of Champion Broodmare, Our Table Mountain.

One Way Traffic has won 4 races with 2 places from his 9 starts and stakes of R182 725.