Red, amber and now Green

PUBLISHED: 30 January 2020

Got The Greenlight (Candiese Lenferna)

Many think it is an easy game, and it is a case of pushing buttons when it comes to racing but it is far from that!

Trainer Joey Soma’s smart son of Gimmiethegreenlight, Got The Greenlight who lines up for the R5 Million CTS 1600 race on Sun Met day, left his Highveld base on Monday afternoon after two and a half weeks of quarantine at Randjesfontein and arrived safely in the Cape on Tuesday morning at 10:30am.

Soma said “he travelled well and I am as happy as I can be. He is drinking a lot, adapted well and working well.” Soma added that trainers Paul Peter and Lucky Houdalakis also had to go through the same quarantine process with their Cape Town raiders due to a recent African Horse Sickness scare in Gauteng.

Soma mentioned that it was difficult preparing his horse because they are only allowed out of their stables while in quarantine between 10am and 3pm.

Got The Greenlight has improved from his last run which he needed badly after his break from the KZN Champions Season. With luck in running Soma is expecting to be competitive but it is never easy considering the journey undertaken to prepare for this race in the Cape.

“We are expecting a good run. The win would be the cherry on the cake” said Soma.

By Warren Lenferna