where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2017-08-10 09:54:08  

Leading sire Dynasty is responsible for both the nominees in the category of Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Filly this year, with his daughters Just Sensual and Lady Of The House the only fillies nominated.

Regally bred Just Sensual, who is out of former Equus champion Consensual, won five of eight races during the season, with her crowning glory coming when downing Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes winner Safe Harbour (Elusive Fort) in the Gr1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas.

The Joey Ramsden trained filly made amends for an unplaced effort, from the widest draw of all, in the CTS Mile when downing older fillies and mares in the Gr3 Vasco Taverna Prix du Cap at Kenilworth over 1400m.

Sent to KZN, Just Sensual lost nothing in defeat when second, over a trip short of her best, to five time Gr1 winner Carry On Alice (Captain Al) before picking up her third graded win of the season in the Gr2 Tibouchina Stakes.
Despite disappointing when unplaced in the Gr1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes (her only other outing of the season), Just Sensual looks to have done more than enough to garner the title of Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.

Lady Of The House, produced by Arch’s multiple Gr1 winning Equus Champion daughter Overarching, won three of eight races during the 2016-2017 and was not disgraced when a close up fifth, behind Just Sensual, in the Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas.

She was unplaced in her next two outings, but ended her season in a blaze of glory (and provided trainer Brett Crawford with one of two Gr1 winners on the day) when landing the Gr1 Woolavington 2000 at Greyville-when overcoming the widest draw of all.


Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • South Africa
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    new jockey for whisky baron 1 days ago

    Colm O’Donoghue will take over from Greg Cheyne when last year’s Sun Met winner makes hi...

    View | Add Comment
    horseracing & breeding wake up. catch the bolted horse now!1 days ago

    The Silly Season of South African horse sales is almost amongst us. Writing from a perspective where...

    View | Add Comment
    tommy hotspur win for alexander 2 days ago

    It was an emotional moment for trainer Gary Alexander as Champagne Haze crossed the line to win the ...

    View | Add Comment
    tribute to late ben jonsson4 days ago

    The South African racing community were saddened by the death yesterday of one of the sport’s ...

    View | Add Comment
    laird quits training5 days ago

    Charles Laird was made famous in recent times by Markus Jooste and his racing empire and subsequentl...

    View | Add Comment
    july time theme hits the spot5 days ago

    VDJ Theme Inspiration   Months of suspense and speculation has ended with the eagerly anticip...

    View | Add Comment
    monks hood primed for guineas7 days ago

    The handicappers rate Monks Hood the equal of Stuart Pettigrew’s impressive recent winner Surc...

    View | Add Comment
    monks hood warms up for guineas2018-02-11

    With bigger fish to fry over the next few months, Alistair Gordon’s smart gelding is unlikely ...

    View | Add Comment
    lerena is back2018-02-11

    Jockey Gavin Lerena, who has been off for the past few weeks dealing with the Epstein-Barr virus, ma...

    View | Add Comment
    kzn to collect water for cape town 2018-02-08

    Water collection drive by Gold Circle    You are most likely aware of the desperate need...

    View | Add Comment