Alyson Wright and Wendy Whitehead are two stalwart lady trainers at Summerveld and both are confident of good runs from their respective charges Flichity By Farr and Twice As Smart in the Listed East Cost Cup over 2000m on Saturday, although they are up against strong opposition with the like of Summerveld-based Roy’s Riviera and a host of decent Cape-trained fillies involved.
Flichity By Farr is in fine shape and is known for her fine finishing effort. Most progeny of Go Deputy appear to step up a gear on the day they turn four years of age, so she should have come into her own. Flichity By Farr won a Pinnacle event over 1800m in good style on March 3 and then three weeks later in a Pinnacle event over 2200m the race was run at a crawl and this did not suit her. She jumps from a tricky draw of ten on Saturday and Lyle Hewitson retains the ride.
Whitehead was pleased with Twice As Smart, who tries the trip for the first time. She pointed out she is bred to go this far and in her last start she had won extending over 1500m. She is drawn well in two and this Twice Over filly should be a big runner under Stuart Randolph.
By David Thiselton