TRAINER Corne Spies will be aiming Saturday’s Gr2 Golden Horseshoe winner Nourbese (Futura) at the Gr1 Premiers, end of August.
Nourbese impressed with his win over Portico and Eric The Red in the 1400m contest and Spies joked: “He raced three wide into the straight, ran a lot further than his rivals and on that will easily see out the 1600m of the Premiers.
“Seriously though, while he can sprint, Nourbese is a nice classic horse for us and I think he will be a 2000m type later on. He’s decent, he’s probably in the class Of War Horse, who won the Golden Horseshoe for us several years ago.”
Nourbese was bred by the late Ben Botha of Port Elizabeth’s Benmarne Stud fame, and is owned by a partnership of owners including Gauteng-based Chantelle and Dhiresh Dasrath, Keegan Govender, and Pramalan ‘Marlan’ Chetty, who celebrated after the race.