THREE-year-old Alice Springs had luck on her side at Turffontein last Saturday when she got to the start of Race 4 over 1600m and was able to race home for her Maiden before the rain came down and most of the other scheduled races had to be abandoned.
Alice Springs won a nice race and her pedigree suggests she won’t stop here.
Jockey Antony Delpech sent Alice Springs down the rail to make her bid from a handy position and the race was soon sewn up as the odd-on favourite drew away for a 2.25-length success.
Alice Springs is a good-looking filly by Hussonet from the well-performed Alexandra Rose. She races for John Kalmanson and company at the family’s Varsfontein Stud, where breeders Carl and Amanda de Vos raised the winners of five Gr1 races last season to secure the award for Equus Outstanding Breeders.