Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
3 minute read
7 Oct 2020
1:46 pm

Spring is sprung and Anything Goes with Mount Pleasant

Mike Moon

The Joburg Spring Challenge offered up flowering new talent to rival the poppies that are popping up everywhere.

The country’s top-rate horse Rainbow Bridge landed pole position, No 1 on the inside rail. Heavily-backed Linebacker got No 6: iStock

Springtime and regeneration form a cliché that can’t escape itself. But, after the action at Turffontein this past Saturday, racing fans will have been glorying in all the schmalz of new growth and blossoming talent – with a hey, and a ho, and a hey-nonny-no, as Will Shakespeare used to say. The Joburg Spring Challenge – two races for boys and girls – offered up flowering new talent to rival the poppies that are popping up everywhere. The spirit of the season even got to battle-hardened veteran trainer Mike de Kock, who announced on his website that he hadn’t been...