Four-year-old Iphiko has improved tremendously after her seven-month layoff earlier this year. She’s unbeaten in three starts this season, following the completion of her hat-trick at Turffontein on Thursday, 22 September.
This was by far the most impressive win of the three – Iphiko clearly also benefitted from her spell at Summerveld – she skated home by four lengths with a few fair sprinters behind her, and perhaps four-in-a-row is within her reach, even off her new merit rating which has been raised to 84.
Iphiko races for the Hollywood Syndicate (nominee Anthony Delpech) and was bred by Barry Irwin’s Team Valor International.
She’s a daughter of Trippi and Valor Red by Western Winter.