Kenilworth  -  23 November 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  He is drawn wide but is working really well and is happy in his work. He is coming back off a short break but he does enjoy racing fresh. I am hopeful he will run a good race.

 Post Race :  The brave old man will now be retired to a farm where he can relax in the paddock and have the type of happy retirement he has earned. He was an integral part of the stable and will be missed.

 Kenilworth  -  26 October 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  He is very well. He seems to enjoy being back in Cape Town. He is drawn a bit wide and he just needs some luck in the running. Let’s hope he brings his A-game to the races.

 Post Race :  I was very pleased with his run. Anton never laid a stick on him and he wasn’t beaten that far. This horse is coming back to his best.

 Clairwood  -  06 October 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   : 

 Post Race :  It was a disappointing run and I will be glad to have him back in Cape Town.

 Scottsville  -  08 September 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  He is still in very good form and it is nice to get a race into him and have Anton back on board. He knows him so well and they do seem to have a love/hate relationship. He put up a nice gallop at Clairwood and we are all happy with him so far. I am expecting a big run from him.

 Post Race :  The less said about this, the better.

 Greyville  -  27 July 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  I couldn’t be happier with him. He looks a lean, mean racing machine. I have never had him looking this good and if he can get himself over from the draw, I think he will run extremely well.

 Post Race :  He just had no luck. He never got in from his wide draw and was 3 wide the whole way. I know he still has it in him and is well worth the effort.

 Clairwood  -  13 July 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  I am just giving him another run to get him out and about before the Champion’s Cup. He has a huge weight to carry but it is a small field and I am hoping he runs well.

 Post Race :  A fantastic win and he has pulled up sound. I cannot wait for Champion’s Day.

 Clairwood  -  23 June 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  This is his comeback run after after being bitten by a snake. He is a 100% sound now but this is a warm up/well-being run to see how we go for the rest of the season in Natal. The 1200m is a bit sharp and with What A Winter in it looks to be an extremely tough ask. However, we are doing our best and I would love to see him run up close.

 Post Race :  I was exceptionally pleased with his run. Andrew was not too hard on him and I thought it was a great effort to finish 5 lengths behind the champion sprinter at level weights.

 Kenilworth  -  02 February 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  Put up a good Met gallop. If he has some luck in the race, he is definitely one to finish in the money, down 2 kilos from last year and doing very well.

 Post Race :  Sadly, from where he was, he had no chance. It was disappointing to have my riding instructions ignored and my thoughts ignored. The end result was what we got. In the circumstances, I think he did very well to run on and finish where he did. I would have to say this was one of the most disappointing experiences of my life when I went into the race expecting much more.

 Kenilworth  -  12 January 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  I have never seen this horse working so well and I have never had him this sound. He is in fabulous, fabulous order.

 Post Race :  He was taken out 200 yards into the race. He nearly came down to his knees and Glen said he just lost his confidence. It was always a battle after that, having to scrub him along to get him into the race, which isn’t like him at all.

 Kenilworth  -  15 December 2012
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  He is going amazingly well. I think I might put some blinkers on him for Saturday.

 Post Race :  A smashing run. It was not ideal to come back from where he did but he was finishing strongly.

 Kenilworth  -  24 November 2012
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
 8  1600m Green Point Stakes (WFA) (Grade 2)  Glen Hatt  16h55

 Pre Race   :  He is producing fantastic work and this is the soundest he has ever been. It will be tough to beat his stable companion but he has never been better.

 Post Race :  Just ignore the run. He raced wide the whole way and it was a wasted effort.

 Kenilworth  -  04 November 2012
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
 5  1400m Pinnacle Stakes  Glen Hatt  14h20

 Pre Race   :  Bravura is looking extremely well indeed and I am exceptionally happy with him. I don’t think I have ever seen him looking so well. I think he will run very well on Sunday.

 Post Race :  Exceptionally pleased with him and he has pulled up well. Onwards and upwards!

 Turffontein  -  28 April 2012
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time

 Pre Race   :  Have managed  to iron out his niggles. Let’s hope the rain stays away.

 Post Race :  Now  going on a well-deserved holiday.

 Turffontein  -  31 March 2012
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
 6  1600m  Anton Marcus  16h05

 Pre Race   :  Has been in Johannesburg for 3 and a half weeks now and has settled   well. Everyone is happy with him. He is a difficult horse to judge on his work    but he has a good draw and a good pilot and we are very hopeful of a decent run.

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