The betting indicated a two-way affair with Sunera at 6/10 and Sea Shore - who had run her to a short-head in Kenilworth's 1000m Southern Cross Stakes - on offer at 2/1 in a field of
eleven. At the half-way mark, Sea Shore and Dolphin Ditty, who had been runner-up in the race twelve months earlier, were out in front but Felix Coetzee was biding his time on the favourite. When he called on her for her effort inside the final two hundred metres, Sunera soon put the issue beyond doubt as she cruised to the front from Sea Shore and a tiring Dolphin Ditty to win unextended by the best part of two lengths. Bold West came through late to get within a neck of second placed Sea Shore.
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