Snow Palace, our five-year-old grey mare, was considered at the top of her game when she won a MR82 Handicap at the Vaal earlier this month, and she produced another show of courage with a MR84 Handicap win over 1800m on the Greyville Polytrack, 25 May.
Craig Zackey (Snow Palace) and Richard Fourie (Rotunda) engaged in a tussle over the last 250m and Snow Palace kept her challenger gamely at bay, winning by a long neck.
The most exciting races to win are arguably those where your runner shows spirit like this and Corne Spies said: “Snow Palace loves Greyville. She’s had a G1 and G2 place here earlier in her career.”
He thanked her owners, saying: “It’s always nice to have a winner for Xander, Rob Macnab, a long-time patron in the stable, and Melandie Taljaardt. Rob and Melandie love the greys, it’s always a tug-of-war between them!”
Snow Palace is a Favour Stud-bred by Potala Palace. She’s won five races with 12 places and a shade under R500,000 in stakes.