Duncan pulled seven clear of arch-rival Dennis Drier in the race for the KZN Trainers Championship with a treble at Greyville yesterday. All three winners were for prolific owner Roy Moodley who had a red-letter day, horses owned by him winning five of the eight races. The other two were trained by Alyson Wright.
Roys Hollyhock finally got her act together to run out an easy winner of the third. According to Anthony Delpech, she blew the start but the pace was suicidal for a maiden race and once Delpech gave the filly her head she flew home to win unchallenged.
Roys Zara has improved with every run and she took the step up to 2000m in her stride to win rather comfortably. This was only her fourth start and the fact that she stays well is in her favour.
Roys Regis, a winner of his maiden before Wednesday, showed further improvement to win the seventh in smart fashion. Keagan de Melo always had him handy and the pair took command at the top of the straight and were never in danger. It was not the greatest field but Roys Regis won well enough to suggest that he has a few more left in the tank.