Three winners over the weekend saw Duncan take the lead in a tight tussle for the KZN Trainer’s Championship that is decided on number of winners.
The treble took Duncan to 59 winners for the season, one clear of perennial rival Dennis Drier with Dean Kannemeyer not too far back on 53 winners.
Horses can be really frustrating at times, especially when they show lots of ability at home but dont bring it to the race course. But after two runs where he proved almost impossible to settle, a simple tongue-tie and a trip to the start with a lead pony was enough to bring out the best in the superbly bred Roys Regis and he ran out a comfortable winner of the second at Greyville on Friday night. Duncan says the Australian-bred colt has tons of ability and now that he has got him to settle there are hopes of a bright future. Good luck to Roy Moodley who looks to have a decent horse on his hands.
Kalis King finally put his head down when it counted when coming out on top in a tight finish to the last on Friday night. Stable rider Keagan de Melo earned all of his riding fee as he was hard at work from the top of the straight to get up on the line. Good luck to Roy Hanna who is recovering from surgery.
The one-eyed Silent Obsession, denied victory in the boardroom last time out, put the record straight in no uncertain manner when running out a comfortable winner of the last at Scottsville on Sunday. It wasnt as easy as it looked though. Because he only has one eye Silent Obsession has lacked confidence in his races but some careful handling by Duncan and his team has seen him blossom over the past few months. It was not the greatest maiden field but the son of Silvano stays well and that it always a good sign. Good luck to Dave MacLean who is a staunch supporter of the yard.