Nother Russia

“NOTHER Russia is a charming filly, cure quite special,” says Malan du Toit. “Her problem stems from something that may have happened in the starting stalls some time back, she doesn’t like confinement and we’ve had to work on this.”

Du Toit, who works with handler Duncan May when at the races in Gauteng, told:  “The younger horses are not graded for starting stalls like they used to be, only the older ones get graded. They load the youngsters at random. As it happened Nother Russia was called up first yesterday which was a worry to begin with, but once she was installed, jockey Craig Zackey lifted himself out of the saddle and balanced himself on the gate bars so that the filly would feel no weight.  She stood still, she was quiet for the entire loading process and jumped beautifully!”


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