Act Of War Fillies Impressive


Act Of War. Image: Candiese Lenferna

War Of Athena looked back to her best on Saturday, winning a quality Pinnacle at Turffontein which included Triple Crown winner Malmoos.

After a 5th in the Gr1 WSB Summer Cup in a tough race, this was the 11th win for the 4yo daughter of Act Of War who took her earnings to over R1,9-million.

She is Merit Rated 122 and carried 59kgs, with 2nd placed Tierra del Fuego carrying 54kgs finishing a neck behind.

The same winning combination of Dr Rosemary Waterman Wentzel and Roy Wentzel, trainer Paul Matchett and regular pilot Muzi Yeni, saw more success on Monday at Turffontein with Clifton-bred daughter of Act Of War, Shield Of Roses, winning her third race from just five starts. She is out of a Captain Al mare.

War Of Athena. Image: Candiese Lenferna
War Of Athena. Image: Candiese Lenferna

To add to it all, Paul Peter-trained McKenna Skye – a 3yo half-sister to multiple Gr2 winner MK’s Pride, won for the second time on Monday. Both of her wins have come over 1400m, interestingly her Black Type half-brothers best distance.

The Summerhill Stud-bred out of Admire Main mare Ikimasu, is owned by the Miestre’s in partnership with the Hyperpaint Syndicate.

Act Of War was crowned KZN’s Stallion Of The Year at the recent Awards that took place earlier in December.

He stands at Summerhill Equestrian.


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