Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
2 minute read
3 Mar 2020
7:09 pm

Triples on as Ikigai and Summer Pudding head for Big T

Mike Moon

There was good news for racing aficionados on Tuesday when colt Ikigai and filly Summer Pudding were named as final acceptors for Saturday’s Classic meeting at Turffontein.

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It means both the Triple Crown and Triple Tiara are still live in 2020 and we could quite conceivably see the two honours being lifted in the same year – for the first time. Ikigai and Summer Pudding won the Triple first legs a month ago – the 1600m Gauteng Guineas races – and now tackle the next challenge, the SA Classic and Wilgerbosdrift Fillies Classic over 1800m. Importantly for fan excitement and expectation, both youngsters have the pedigrees to get the arduous 2450m of the final legs – the SA Derby and SA Oaks – a few weeks down...