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August Rush Wins South Africa Gr1 Mercury Sprint
In South Africa, 4YO entire August Rush (Var-Bushgirl, by Huntingdale) scored a 1-length victory in the R550,000 (A$75,000) weight-for-age Gr1 Mercury Sprint (1200m) at Clairwood. August Rush (ridden by Bernard Fayd’Herbe for trainer Neil Bruss) defeated 3YO gelding Copper Parade (Lecture-Copper Horizon, by Al Mufti) & 4YO gelding Captain’s Secret (Captain Al-She's No Secret, by Our Casey's Boy). August Rush too his record to 5 wins & 7 placings (including May’s Gr1 Golden Horseshoe Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville & 2009’s Listed Falcon Sprint over 1200m at Turffontein) from 18 starts for R749,729 (A$103,000) earnings.