1987 Gr1 SA Nursery Futurity Plate - IMPERIAL SILVER - finishTrainer Nick van Tonder scooped two major prizes in a week. The first was the R100 000 SA Nursery Futurity Plate (Gr1) over 1200m at Turffontein on April 18.

Natal raider Raise a Raucus, easy winner of all three starts including the Durban Nursery, was said to be unbeatable and started 17/10 but was made to look ordinary by Imperial Silver, running in the familiar orange-and-black silks of prominent owner Tony Factor.

Imperial Silver waltzed home in race-record time four lengths clear of Raise a Raucus, who finished 5 lengths ahead of third-placed Island Music.

Imperial Silver, a R14 000 yearling buy, was looking a better bargain than anything Factor has offered in his stores but promptly suffered the same fate as Main Man two weeks later.

 

1987 Gr1 Nursery Futurity Stakes - IMPERIAL SILVER - Race Review

 

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