The Yvette Bremner-trained stalwart National Park has not been seen out this season, but is full of well-being and might well be seen in KZN again this year for the SA Champions Season.
He has had one or two slight niggles but nothing serious.
Bremner said, “He is so naughty and has been causing his own little injuries. If I could geld him again, I would! We want to race him for a long time so I am not rushing him back, but he could well be seen in Durban again this year, he will be ready in time for that season.”
The Gimmethegreenlight gelding was last seen finishing a three-quarter length second to Twist Of Fate in the Grade 2 KRA Guineas at Greyville on the opening night of the SA Champions Season on May 3 last year.
His is the only horse to have ever beaten Hawwaam in Johannesburg and achieved that when winning the Grade 2 Gauteng Guineas by 2,70 lengths at Turffontein last February.
He also won the Grade 3 Graham Beck Stakes over 1400m at Turffontein last season but was beaten 7,40 lengths and 7,25 lengths respectively by Hawwaam in the Dingaans over 1600m and the Grade 1 SA Classic over 1800m.
His most obvious big race targets in KZN would be the Grade 2 IOS Drill Hall Stakes over 1400m and the Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge over 1600m.
By David Thiselton