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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

VARLET PICKING UP STEAM

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 at the Vaal Thurday making it an impressive 2 from 2 for the four-year-old chestnut filly, in just over 2 weeks.

This win takes Varlet’s career record to 3 wins and 5 places from 14 starts for trainer Brian Wiid.

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

SASCOC TRIPLE CROWN HOSPITALITY PACKAGE FM 72 HANDICAP (F & M)
Vaal, Turf, 1700m
2 February 2012

Win Time : 102.97

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 VARLET 59.5 71 2 G Lerena Brian Wiid
2 0.10 EXPRESS VIEW 56.0 64 7 M Mienie Lucky Houdalakis
3 4.00 GOLDEN HANDSHAKE 53.5 59 8 JP van der Merwe Leon Erasmus
4 4.10 SMANYO 53.5 59 11 * DS Lembethe (2.5) Romeo Francis
5 4.25 CAT POWER 58.0 78 5 * N Qaule (2.5) Alec Laird
6 5.25 SCHOONER 60.0 82 4 R Fradd Sean Tarry
7 5.30 HLAMBA 57.5 67 14 P Strydom Louis Goosen
8 5.75 CYCLONE MICHELLE 58.0 68 12 * N Juglall Wallace Tolmay
9 6.00 SLEEK SHEIKH 60.0 72 6 S Chambers Coenie de Beer
10 6.10 RARE DISTINCTION (ARG) 56.5 65 3 E Pheiffer Roy Magner
11 6.20 QUEEN JOSEPHINE 57.5 67 1 M van Rensburg Dominic Zaki
12 6.20 MAIKO MAGIC 57.5 67 9 F Herholdt Stephen Moffatt
13 6.30 ELEGANT STRIDE 54.5 61 10 C Maujean Ian Jayes
14 6.50 IMOGEN 54.0 60 13 S Brown Leon Erasmus


Late Scratchings




15 0.00 ROSE FOR ROSSINI 52.0 55 13 n/a Romeo Francis
16 0.00 ALAMEIN 52.0 52 16 n/a Mike Azzie