Approval Rating Wins Gold Cup Sprint Listed

Approval Rating Wins Gold Cup Sprint Listed

Miesque's Approval at Scott Bros. Image: Candiese Marnewick

The Scott Bros’ son of Miesque’s Approval, Approval Rating, took home Borrowdale’s Gold Cup Sprint Listed, for a stake of R150 000 over 1200m. Another KZN-bred, Newtown Power bred by Bush Hill Stud, finished in fourth place.

Trained by Gokhan Terzi and owned by Mr Armstrong, Approval Rating has now won three times (including a dead-heat with Newton Power) in Zimbabwe including the Gold Cup Sprint Gr.3 and Zimbabwe Guineas (L). He has also placed three times from only eight starts.

Approval Rating is out of Tsitsikamma by Al Mufti, in turn out of a Fort Wood/Elliodor mare named Meranti. Tsitsikamma has now produced three runners and three winners, including four-time winner Tsitsikamma Strike. Approval Rating was sold for R105 000 at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Two Year Old sale.

Miesque’s Approval has produced Bold Black Types such as Eton Square (name changed to Eton Blitz since exported to Hong Kong), Placido, Putney Flyer, Break Of Dawn, Preamble and Do Me Right.

Newton Power winning at Clairwood on the KZN Breeders Race Day 2013, taking home a stake of R200 000. Image: Gold Circle

Newton Power by Newton, a son of Danehill, has had three wins in Zimbabwe and placed nine times – including a second in the Zimbabwe Guineas (L) and third in the Zimbabwe Ipi Tombe Stakes (L).

Out of Slew The Red mare Red Spirit, he shares a dam-line with Gr 1 Avontuur Cape Fillies Guineas winner In The Fast Lane, as well as Gitiano and Gr 3 placed Cookie Monster.

Newton Power is owned by Messrs G P & K M Mansour, J M Eaton, G M Littleford, S H Murray & V C Veeramootoo & Mr & Mrs P C Rugg.

Well done all concerned!

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