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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 20:01

Snowdance hard to beat


Dennis Drier said his Equus Champion filly Lady In Black was very well ahead of the Grade 2 Daisy Fillies Guineas at Greyville on Friday night and said she had improved by about “four to five” lengths since returning from Cape Town.

However, he believed the brilliant Justin Snaith-trained Snowdance would be hard to beat. Both fillies run in the black and white colours of Jack Mitchell.

Drier had a wretched Cape Summer season where nothing appeared to go right.

However, Lady In Black put in the stand out performance of the campaign by finishing second to subsequent Sun Met winner Oh Susanna in the Grade 1 Paddock Stakes over 1800m.

The Drier yard has turned the corner since returning from Cape Town and Lady In Black won her comeback in KZN in the Grade 2 Umzimkhulu Stakes over 1400m at Greyville.

However, he said her main target for the SA Champions Season is the Grade 1 Woolavington 2000.

Drier reckoned he had the best crop of two-year-olds he had ever had and one of his barrier trial eye-catchers, Outlando D’Amour runs in race one.


By David Thiselton

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