Flying The Flag In Form


Hey Bill wins courageously under Rachel Venniker.

Bush Hill’s beautifully bred sire Flying The Flag is in top form, and saw a recent courageous win at Hollywoodbets Scottsville with Hey Bill, a tall handsome gelding bred by Bruce Le Roux and trained by Michael Roberts.

It is the second win for the gelding under a superb ride from star female apprentice Rachel Venniker, and relished the extra ground on offer winning at 1950m.

Flying The Flag. Image: Candiese Marnewick
Flying The Flag. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Roha was another, having earned her third recent win in the care of trainer Paul Peter for Joshua Peter, the filly bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein is out of a Silvano mare. Flying The Flag has plenty of speed in his female line and this is evident in Roha, winning over distances of 1400-1450m and proving the versatility of Flying The Flag.

Another consistent earner, a big dark bay gelding bred by the Late Syd Rosseau is Victory Twist and he has been giving his connections plenty of joy – with two wins and placing five times, three of them in the second box.

Flying The Flag, by Galileo and a full brother to star race fillies Rhododendron and Magical, has had 17 wins for the season and 30% winners to runners.


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