Adam Marcus, the Milnerton trainer based at Summerveld for most of the KZN season, spoke on Wednesday.
Missisippi Burning is second favourite for the 1 400m Tibouchina on Sunday week but the WSB Cape Fillies Guineas and KZN Fillies Guineas winner is also second favourite for the Woolavington 2000 on the same card – and she may not run in either race!
Trainer Marcus explained: “She is drawn wide (17) in the Tibouchina so that is doubtful and, while we are still making a final decision, my gut feeling is that 2 000m is too far for her.
“She has done us proud and she owes us nothing so I want to put her in races where I know it’s the correct distance and things are in her favour. She is KZN-bred so the KZN Breeders Mile on July 19 could be a possibility.”
The KZN Breeders Mile will be run for a stake of R500 000 this year on the 19 July.
Thank you to the sponsors who have come forward in difficult times, including Summerhill Equestrian under the ownership of Henning Pretorius, Bush Hill Stud, KZN Breeders Chairman Ted Hughes, Spring Valley Stud, Mike and Tanya McHardy, Clifton Stud and Candiese Lenferna Photography.