Three year old Midnite Spirit galloped to a seven length victory in just her second start over 1200m on the sand track for trainer Mr Janse Van Vuuren and owners Messrs G P & K M Mansour & V C Veeramootoo. She is a daughter of Newton out of Red Spirit by Slew The Red.
The full-sister to five-time winner Newton Power [pictured] was just out of the placings in her first start on turf at the Vaal over 1200m, ridden in her first two starts by Gavin Lerena.
Her four-year old full brother made news when he won his debut in Zimbabwe by 12 lengths. Having won five times, he has placed second in the Gr3 Zimbabwean Guineas by half a length, as well as the Gold Cup Sprint and Ipi Tombe Stakes Listed. Newton Power took home a leg of the KZN Breeders Series last year at Clairwood, winning R200 000 in stakes over 1600m from another Bush Hill-bred, Reign Victorious.
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