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SAf Champion Serves Notice To Summer Rivals
Reigning South African Horse of the Year Variety Club (Var-La Massine, by Secret Prospector) served notice to his rivals at Kenilworth in Cape Town on Saturday that he is going to be the testing material for the upcoming Cape Summer Season in anything between 1400-1800m, reports goldcircle.co.za. Second-up since winning the Gr1 Gold Challenge at Clairwood in Durban, the star 4YO miler won by 2.5-lengths with plenty in hand in the Gr2 Green Point Stakes (1600m). Variety Club currently boasts 11 wins & 4 placings (3 as runner-up) from 16 starts. Since winning the Gr3 JWS Langerman Handicap in June last year, Variety Club has not finishd further back than 2nd in 12 consecutive starts, among them the Gr1 Cape Guineas, Gr1 Queen's Plate, Gr1 Cape Derby & Gr1 Gold Challenge.