Clifton Stud nabbed another Gr1 for their records when their plain chestnut star filly, Mrs Geriatrix, put a quality field to bed in the Gr1 Allan Robertson on Saturday at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.
A proud moment for the Clifton team of Peter and Jenny Blyth along with long time manager Christine Quinn, the filly who looks like her famous family of Fort Vogue and Prince Of Kahal, won under Richard Fourie to give Sean Tarry one of three Gr1’s on the day.
Richard Fourie has ridden her in her last three of four starts, winning three features including a Listed, a Grade 2 and a Grade 1 to add. The filly is owned by a delightful group of ladies, headed by the Racing Association’s Natalie Turner – named the Magical Lady Syndicate. She defeated favourite Winter Cloud by over two lengths and relished the soft going and took home a stakes cheque of R700 000.
Mrs Geriatrix has certainly thrown her name into the hat for Equus Champion 2YO Filly.
Clifton are on four Black Type winners for the season with over R2,3-million in stakes earned and 39% winners to runners. Be sure to inspect their draft at the upcoming KZN Yearling Sale, where they have an Act Of War half brother to Gr3 winner Cliff Hanger on offer.
Another KZN result was Gr1 Golden Horse runner up last year, Bartholdi (Act Of War) followed up with a fourth this year in the same race.
Congratulations to all concerned!