Backworth-bred Humidor made it 4 wins from just 6 starts when powering home in the Middle Stakes over 1200m at Scottsville Wednesday for trainer Tony Rivalland with maestro Anton Marcus up.
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)
|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|