KZN Barrier Trial History Made – Won By KZN-bred


Alldressedup comes home first in the inaugural Barrier Trials at Greyville yesterday. Image: Candiese Marnewick
Alldressedup comes home first in the inaugural Barrier Trials at Greyville yesterday. Image: Candiese Marnewick

History was made at Greyville on Sunday when the inaugural official barrier trial was run over the polytrack 1000m prior to the race meeting.

Barrier Trials have been introduced by Gold Circle for all unraced horses and those that have not raced for 120 days or more.

The heat has to be completed in 70 secs, to qualify for a certificate.

On Sunday the previously raced KZN-bred Alldressedup led most of the way under Athandiwe Mgudlwa to hold off the unraced Twice Over gelding Sequel. The winner clocked 62,05 secs.

Alldressedup is by Bankable out of a Jet Master mare, trained by John Nel. The five year old Summerhill-bred mare has won at Greyville previously over 1200m under Anton Marcus, and placed three times previously.

All runners carried 58kgs, with Craig Bantam claiming 2,5kgs on Sequel.

Barrier Trials are not held anywhere else in South Africa but have been introduced by Gold Circle to raise the transparency levels for punters. Gold Circle are also the only racing operator to provide first-timer comments for national racing.

-extract sportingpost.co.za


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