Gr1 Allan Robertson winner Chocolicious, a Backworth Stud-bred daughter of Kahal has seen her first yearling by Frankel sold to Shadwell Stud for $610 000, off the Inglis Australia Easter Yearling Sale. She is the first yearling by Frankel to be sold in the Southern Hemisphere.
RAISE THE BAR (SAF)
Goldkeeper (USA) - Moving On Up (SAF) by Jallad (USA)
The Paul Matchett-trained 5-year-old mare, Raise The Bar (Goldkeeper - Moving On Up), scored a thrilling victory in the Woodland Sprint on sand at the Vaal Thursday. She got up in the dying strides to win on the line from Summer Speedsters winner, Solarium (Var - Red Remedy); going one better in this R125,000 event than a year ago, where she finished a closing second to eventual Banyana Handicap (Listed) winner, Sapphire Ring (Spectrum - Star Sapphire).
Now approaching the twilight of her career, Raise The Bar has been a super performer for her R230,000 purchase price from the 2009 KZN Yearling Sale. Her career record now stands at 8 wins and 14 places from 32 starts, with earnings in excess of R800,000.
WOODLAND SPRINT (Non-Black Type)
|1||0.00||RAISE THE BAR||63.5||101||1||R Simons||Paul Matchett|
|2||0.05||SOLARIUM||61.5||97||6||R Fradd||Mike Azzie|
|3||1.00||TALLY BLUE (USA)||54.0||82||5||K Zechner||Mike Azzie|
|4||1.10||TATTERS||54.0||82||4||D David||Roy Magner|
|5||2.50||CLUB CAPTAIN||52.0||77||10||* C Thabana||Leon Erasmus|
|6||3.00||IKATI||52.0||76||2||M Van Rensburg||Kumaran Naidoo|
|7||4.00||SMART GIRL||56.5||87||8||S Chambers||Roy Magner|
|8||6.75||TILBURY||53.5||81||12||D Lembethe||Sean Tarry|
|9||10.50||HOTEL ROYALE||53.0||80||7||** S Brown (+1.0)||Leon Erasmus|
|10||11.75||KEEN SMARTLY||56.5||87||3||F Naude||Corne Spies|
|11||17.00||VARIETY SHOW||52.0||76||11||C Maujean||Sean Tarry|
|12||19.00||EAGLE HIGH||52.5||85||9||E Pheiffer||Tyrone Zackey|
|13||0.00||SLIGHTLY BLONDE||52.0||78||n/a||n/a||Roy Magner|