Coldhardcash was an expensive yearling purchase who showed top potential on the home gallops early in his career. However, he developed a lot of problems as a young horse including breathing problems and as a result did not run up to early expectations.
That said, Duncan has got to the bottom of the problem with the help of a cornell collar recommended by Dr Ralph Katzwinkel, and Coldhardcash followed up on his last win with another smart effort in the Greyville Convention Centre Handicap yesterday. Apprentice Jason Gates getting the gelding away quickly and making all the running.
It was reward for Duncan and apprentice Thabiso Gumede who were a little unlucky in the previous event. With the field bunching on the outside strip, Gumede found himself boxed in and forced to switch Accidental Tourist for a clear passage, but too late as Georgina Rose followed up on her maiden win to keep her clean sheet.
Duncan thanked Dave MacLean, who originally purchsed Coldhardcash, for selling to the new owners that include Warren Geyser, Garth Reich, Larry Vermaak, Candiese Marnewick and Perrick Maujean.
The stable would also like to extend their heart-felt condolences to Dave after the tragic death of his sister.