A little bit of a rags to riches story! That is the story of Hamdinger, the winner of Saturday’s R300 000 TopBet Gr2 Joburg Spring (F&M) Problem, who scored three consecutive runs in an sudden end-to-end victory to beat his much-anticipated stablemate Desert Miracle in a thriller.
With a lot confidence, JP van der Merwe took the opposition into the battle, and because the competitors progressed, Smanga Khumalo was by some means ghosting on the marginally ring-rusty Desert Miracle, an enormous realization within the ultimate 100 meters that The pacesetter was not stopping.
In an exciting alt de Kock ecstasy, van der Merwe stored a peaceful thoughts and propelled Humdinger (25-1) to profession peak success, scoring a neck in a time of 89.28 seconds and profitable by 0.2 lengths.
Desert Miracle (9-4) was rested for seven months and was not shy about going below the lion-hearted gallop of the Worldwide Racing Membership.
Defending champion Large Byrne confirmed momentum, however misplaced the cash as he ran out of cash.
A R180 000 2020 Nationwide 2yo Sale buy, the versatile Humdinger, a quick Jap Cape-based stakes winner and a full sister of the 2021/22 season award winner Glacier Gold, has now gained 13 races with 6 of 5 locations to stake. R546 250’s.
Bred by Ridgemont Highlands from Equus Velocity Champion What a Winter, Humdinger is out five-time profitable the Fort Wooden mare, Himalayan Hill.