VARLET THRILLS AT THE VAAL

Varlet by VarVarlet - National Yearling Sale 2009
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

VARLET (SAF)
Var (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

Backworth-bred Varlet (Var - Miss Unimac) won a thrilling MR 89 Handicap over 1600m Thursday at the Vaal, charging from the back of the field under jockey Gavin Lerena to fight out stride for stride the final 200 meters with the lightly weighted Express View (Captain Al - Solar Express) and getting up to win by a short head.

This win takes the Brian Wiid-trained 4-year-old chestnut filly’s career record to 4 wins and 6 places from 16 starts. Congratulations to owners Mr.G. Hodges, Mr. B.O. Wiid and Dr. K. Whiffler.

Varlet is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

RUGBY 5 FM 89 DIVIDED HANDICAP (F&M)
Vaal, Turf, 1600m
26 April 2012

Win Time : 96.45

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 VARLET 56.5 82 5 G Lerena Brian Wiid
2 0.05 EXPRESS VIEW 52.5 74 1 C Maujean Lucky Houdalakis
3 1.50 ONLY ACHIEVER 60.0 89 8 * J Greyling Geoff Woodruff
4 2.00 LIZZIE ARDEN 57.5 84 9 JP v’d Merwe Alec Laird
5 2.25 DANISH 52.0 73 6 S Khumalo St John Gray
6 2.75 END OF SEASON 58.0 85 7 M V’Rensburg St John Gray
7 10.00 KNOCK AND ANNOUNCE 52.5 74 4 G Hatt St John Gray
8 18.00 PURE SILVER 58.0 85 2 R Fradd Ormond Ferraris
9 20.00 STORMY COAST 57.5 84 3 S Brown George Scott