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RA Member Preggie Somasundram was awarded this week’s RA Owner of the Week following a successful day at Vaal Racecourse on 21 February.  His first victory was with Palace Assembly in the 3rd race, a Maiden Plate over 1200 metres.  The three year old gelding, bred at Monarch Bloodstock, Potala Palace – National Belle by National Assembly (CAN), has been placed numerous times and was well ridden by L J Ferraris.  The 8th race on the card, an Assessment Plate over 1100 metres, went to three year old gelding Russian Prince who was ridden by M van Rensburg.  Russian Prince was bred at Highlands Farms Stud – Potala Palace – Minski by Jallad. He was placed in his first three starts and has gone on to win his next three races from only six starts.  Definitely one to watch.

Both winners started favourites and are from the Michael/Adam Azzie stable.