RACING students who believe in cycles would have taken the 5-1 available about Frontino Gold (headline photo) in Race 6 over 1450m at Turffontein’s inside track on Thursday, 11 October
Almost a year ago to the day, on 8 October 2011, Frontino Gold won his Maiden, racing over this course and distance for the first time in his career, under a Weichong Mawing ride.
At the time, Mike de Kock commented: “Frontino Gold is looking for much more ground and is a nice horse for the Derby, but we had to push him and race him over a distance short of his best bit to make sure he gets into the Emperors Cup. It’s a R2 million-race and he’s talented, we’re excited about him. Weichong Marwing reckons he’s headed for big things,” Mike enthused.
Frontino Gold went on to finish fourth in the 2011 Emperors Cup and he’s been sparingly raced since, but wily bettors would have noticed his return to the track and trip of his only win and, although he obviously needs more ground, 33-10 looks like a steal in hindsight.
Frontino Gold enjoyed a steady pace in this contest, raced handy under Derreck David and kept plugging away to beat Oh So Var by 0.75-lengths. Now let’s listen to Mdk and follow him over further as his career progresses.
Frontino Gold was a Ready To Run purchase two years ag0 – go look for more of his ilk at Mick Goss R2R gallops at the Mooi River farm next week!
Tawakul, scope for more!
Takawul opened her account in a Maiden Plate over 1450m under Workrider Francis Semela, winning easily. She’sa four-year-old with scope – her time was just a fraction slower than the time recorded by Frontino Gold – so look for a decent price about her next time and have an eachway flutter!