DEJA VU FOR LEON ERASMUS' BLINGLE BELLS

Blingle Bells wins at Vaal RacecourseBlingle Bells (SAF)
(Photo : JC Photos / Backworth Stud)

BLINGLE BELLS (SAF)
Parade Leader (USA) - September Bells (SAF) by Western Winter (USA)

Almost a year ago to the day, the Backworth-bred filly Blingle Bells (Parade Leader - September Bells), blitzed her opposition in the Summer Speedsters at the Vaal for owner/trainer Leon Erasmus.

Yesterday, it was a case of deja vu for Backworth’s top earner of the 2010/2011 racing season, as Blingle Bells tore up the sand track to win going away in a hotly contested MR 80 Handicap over 1000m, under apprentice Gerrit Olwagen.

This win takes the five-year-old mare’s career earnings to R417,025.

SASCOC TRIPLE CROWN FM 80 HANDICAP (F & M)
Vaal, Sand, 1000m
16 February 2012

Win Time : 60.19

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 BLINGLE BELLS 62.0 84 1 * G Olwagen Leon Erasmus
2 1.25 HOWHIGHCANUFLY 57.5 75 6 G Wrogemann Roy Magner
3 1.75 IKATI 52.0 62 3 * N Juglall Kumaran Naidoo
4 2.50 KINEMATIC COUNTESS 60.0 86 5 G Lerena Roy Magner
5 4.00 LA VOLTA 55.5 77 14 S Brown David Rahilly
6 4.05 POLISH LADY 55.5 71 11 R Simons Lucky Houdalakis
7 4.10 KAHAL’S FANTASY 58.0 76 12 P Strydom Brian Wiid
8 .4.20 REBECCA SHARP 60.0 80 10 T Appie Brett Webber
9 4.50 REGAL ROXY 53.0 66 13 L Nhlapo Leon Erasmus
10 6.25 CINNAMON SPICE 53.5 67 8 R Fradd Sean Tarry
11 6.50 ROSEHIP 60.5 87 9 JP van der Merwe Corne Spies
12 8.00 MOONELLI 56.5 79 2 D David Paul Peter
13 9.50 VICTORIUS MISTRESS 55.0 76 7 R Fourie Paul Peter
14 13.50 TEMPANO 52.0 64 4 E Pheiffer Roy Magner