A change of tactics, by the jockey anyway, saw Ninjinsky’s Son produce what he is thoroughly capable of as he came from near last at the top of the straight to win going away in the fourth at Greyville yesterday. Apprentice Luke Ferraris, who, if he can keep his weight in check, has a bright future ahead of him, dropped Ninjinskys Son out to the back of the field as per Duncans instructions, and once the field had turned for home, Ferraris gave him mount a clear run at the line. There were a few anxious moments as he may have become the meat in the sandwich but, Ninjinskys Son was full of running and drew off to win comfortably. It was a performance that suggested that the son of the ill-fated AP Answer has a win or two left in him. Good luck to Robert Maingard and Robin Scott.
Holy Flame has been something of a frustrating filly in that she is possibly better than her form would suggest, but Duncan had her in the right race on Sunday and she was given a copybook ride by Warren Kennedy. Holy Flame obviously enjoyed the step up in trip and fought on well to hold the recently improved Jamaican Bay rather comfortably. Good luck to Larry Vermaak, Grazanite (Pty) Ltd and Duncan who also owns a share.