Pathfork filly scooped the honey!

Pathfork filly scooped the honey!

January 29, 2019 / 1 year ago

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Miss Honey ran on well to win the Summer Juvenile Stakes. (Wayne Marks).

Bernard Fayd’herbe flew in from Dubai to ride at the Sun Met meeting at Kenilworth on Saturday and he had an early success when winning the first feature of the day on CTSG graduate Miss Honey (16-1) in the Listed Tattersalls Summer Juvenile Stakes. 

Miss Honey’s stable mate Miss Vandah had beaten her easily last time, and went off a strong 2-1 favourite, but was never seen with a real chance. 

Second favourite Emerald Band had won his maiden impressively, and when he strode clear at the 400m-mark, he looked a winner. 

Miss Honey gradually wore him down on the inside of the track, and got up late to win by a neck.

Fayd’Herbe said: “The course is in great condition, fair throughout and the course manager deserves a compliment. She was much more settled than last time. She travelled nicely and quickened well.” 

Bass-Robinson said that Miss Honey had looked “fresh, nice and strong” and the paddock, obviously having improved on the day she got beaten by Vandah’s Spirit. 

“It was never going to be easy against the colts, which makes this win so much better,” said the trainer. 

“We didn’t think we could beat Vandah’s Spirit, we got more than we bargained for,” said owner Brian Riley. 

Miss Honey is a daughter of Pathfork, raised at Ridgemont Highlands. She fetched just R90,000 at the 2018 CTS April Yearling Sale.