Backworth-breds Aquinata and Scandal represented the farm with distinction Friday at Fairview. Aquinata flew home in the ninth for Dorrie Sham, Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren and Scandal scored a quarter length second in the Listed East Cape Breeders Stakes for Corne Spies. Congratulations to the connections.
Backworth-bred Aquinata won a super race Friday at Fairview for trainer Dorrie Sham with jockey Karl Zechner up. Prior to this maiden win, the striking grey daughter of Silvano, out of Tsunami by Shaamit, had placed twice from her first two starts. Congratulations to owners Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren... we’re certain this filly is just getting started!
We said she was a no-nonsense girl, sensible yet no 'Plain Jane'. We said she was sturdy, good legged... but still classy. Trained by Duncan McKenzie, bred and raced by Backworth, we are thrilled with Exhalted's win over 1000m at Fairview Monday.
We've had a fantastic run for Backworth-breds since end September; from 19 runs we've achieved 6 wins, 1 second, 2 thirds, 1 fourth and 1 fifth!
The Yvette Bremner-trained Thrill Factor continued to live up to her name Friday at Fairview, scorching her competition to win by an emphatic four lengths for owners Messrs Gorgulho and Van Huyssteen with jockey Gift Funeka up.
RARE DISTINCTION (ARG)
Mutakddim (USA) - Nuance (IRE) by Rainbow Quest (USA)
This striking mare, beautifully-bred by Wilgerbosdrift Stud, is by the imposing Argentinian-based Sire Mutakddim (USA) out of Nuance (Ire), a half sister to South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2-year-olds, Count Dubois (GB).
|RARE DISTINCTION (ARG)||Mutakddim (USA)||Seeking The Gold (USA)||Mr Prospector (USA)|
|Con Game (USA)|
|Oscillate (USA)||Seattle Slew (USA)|
|Dance Number (USA)|
|Nuance (IRE)||Rainbow Quest (USA)||Blushing Groom (FR)|
|I Will Follow (USA)|
|Madame Dubois (GB)||Legend Of France (FR)|
BERMUDA PRINCE (SAF)
Muhtafal (USA) - Bermuda Junction (AUS) by Is It True (USA)
The highly rated seven-year-old gelding sprinter, Bermuda Prince (Muhtafal - Bermuda Junction), took his career tally to 6 wins and 15 places from 37 starts at Fairview on Friday when winning the FNB MR 82 Handicap under jockey Vikram Sola.
Congratulations to trainer Barry Steenkamp for keeping this fellow at the top of his game!
FNB MR 82 HANDICAP
|1||0.00||BERMUDA PRINCE||57.5||77||7||* O Sola||B Steenkamp|
|2||0.50||THE FORD||58.5||79||6||M Byleveld||Alan Greeff|
|3||1.75||ROYALE MART||58.0||84||8||F Herholdt||S Janse van Rensburg|
|4||2.25||WHAT I REALLY MEAN||55.0||72||1||* T Gould (2.5)||Hekkie Strydom|
|5||2.75||SOUTH DAKOTA||59.0||80||3||K Teetan||Yvette Bremner|
|6||4.00||THE MAJOR||56.5||75||4||W Kennedy||Gavin Smith|
|7||4.50||FIRST GROWTH||60.5||83||5||M Yeni||Mitchell Wiese|
|8||5.75||IMPOSING MODEL||52.5||73||2||* S Naidoo (4.0)||Des A McLachlan|
|9||7.75||SPORTING ROONEY||57.0||76||9||K Minnie||Alan Greeff|