Duncan was officially crown KZN Champion Trainer at an awards ceremony last Tuesday evening and behind much of his success is Dave Maclean who has invested heavily in some top bloodstock.
Daves dayglo orange and black silks are now a familiar sight in the winners enclosure and Edge Of The Sun added another victory in a hard-fought win in the Derby Meats Maiden Plate at Scottsville yesterday. Not one to exert himself in the mornings, the gelding races in blinkers and Keagan de Melo earned his riding fee as he was hard at work from the jump to get home narrowly from a fast-finishing Amritsar.
If that was close, De Melo was asked to work even harder on Wild Wicket. In receipt of 10kg, apprentice Ashton Arries was on his bike from the top of the straight on Saint Marco. De Melo, on the hot-pot favourite, was wise to the tactic but it was an agonising few seconds for Wild Wicket supporters as he slowly reeled in the runaway leader to snaffled him in the last jump.