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Cape Winner For Tapit

Trainer Eric Sands, whose charge Rainbow Bridge ran second in last Saturday’s G1 Sun Met saddled Tapit filly Still Tappin to shed her maiden at Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon.

The Highlands bred filly was all the rage for Saturday’s Tabonline.co.za Maiden Plate (F&M), with Still Tappin eventually starting a 13-20 favourite for the 1600m contest.

Anton Marcus lost no time in taking the favourite to the lead, and Still Tappin duly went on to make all, even though the filly appeared to be hanging during the running of the race.

Despite facing what appeared a challenge from fellow Highlands bred Nippy Sweetie (24-5), Still Tappin kept finding and went on to break her maiden with a one length score.

Owned by Ridgemont, the three-year-old had been in the first four in each of her previous four starts, with Still Tappin having finished second over 1600m last time out.

Still Tappin is out of the Weather Warning mare Rootham Triple E’s, whose three wins included a triumph in the 2013 Star Shoot Stakes and she is from the same family as G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner Pistolet Bleu.

The filly shares her triple US champion sire Tapit with no fewer than 133 stakes winners, notably red hot young sires Constitution and Tonalist, and the Breeders’ Cup winners Untapable, Hansen, Stardom Bound, Tapizar and Tapitsfly.