If one were to ignore her below-par run in soft going last time, Keepingthepeace was arguably better than a 10-1 shot at Turffontein on Monday. With her rating down to MR68, and off a handy weight, this handicap over 2000m was an ideal race for her.
Keepingthepeace looked like she’d run a good second when Joe Soma’s runner Astral Plane made a break and was still well clear with 200m to run, but she weakened and the Mike de Kock filly stayed on at the same time under Nathan Klink. Keepingthepeace grabbed Astral Plane near the post to win by a long neck.
Keepingthepeace, by Visionaire, is raced by Mike in partnership with Murray Makepeace – they were also partners in Gr1 winner Takingthepeace, the filly that got Murray started in the game. He’s a most enthusiastic owner in the yard today and loves the game, well done!
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