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Ancestral Fore Wins South Africa Gr1 Canon Gold Cup
In South Africa, 3YO gelding Ancestral Fore (Dynasty-Forefront, by Pole Position) scored by 2-lengths in the R1.2 million (A$181,000) Gr1 Canon Gold Cup (3200m) at Greyville in Durban. Ancestral Fore (ridden by Kevin Shea for trainer Mike De Kock) defeated 4YO gelding Vertical Takeoff (Jetmaster-Sweetveldt, by Al Mufti) & Australian-bred Predestination (Dubai Destination-Dragoncharm, by Silver Hawk. Ancestoral Fore now has 5 wins (also including last start's Gr3 Greyville Lonsdale Stirrup Cup over 2400m) & 5 placings (also including 2009's Listed Kenilworth Sophomore Sprint over 1200m & Gr3 Kenilworth Langerman Handicap over 1500m) from 18 starts. Australian-bred Predestination was a $75,000 yearling at the 2007 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.