Three-year-old filly Western View won her Maiden at her second attempt at the Vaal last Thursday and she’s one to watch, reckons Corne Spies.
“Western View is a filly with some ability, she won’t stop here,” he said about the daughter of Global View. “When we entered her for the first time she broke through the pens, ran into the rail and hurt the bone above her eye. This took a long time to heal and she was out for a while.
“We brought her back to the track for her first run last month, she finished a few lengths off over 1000m and needed the experience, she was green. But the run did her the world of good, she was more sensible on Thursday, enjoyed the extra 200m and won a nice race for us.”
Western View races for the partnership of Suzette and Basie Viljoen, Sicha Govender, Xander Spies and Spies Racing. She’s an Ascot Stud graduate who fetched R160,000 at the 2020 BSA National Two-Year-Old Sale.
“It’s super to have the champion owners in the yard, thanks to Suzette and Basie and also a welcome back to Sicha, who had a number of horses a few years ago and has returned to the game.”