Cyclone Varlet

Cyclone Varlet

Backworth Stud's Varlet. Image: Backworth Stud

The Brian Wiid-trained Varlet (Var(USA) – Miss Unimac(AUS) by Bellotto(USA))returned to winning form Saturday at the Vaal under jockey Gavin Lerena when winning an Open FM 87 Handicap (F & M) by 1.25 lengths in good company.

This win takes the Backworth-bred 5-year-old mare’s career record to 5 wins and 12 places from 26 starts with earnings of R341,600. Congratulations to owners Mr.G. Hodges, Mr. B.O. Wiid and Dr. K. Whiffler.

Varlet is a half-sister to winners Mac The Dancer, Chic Happens and Mac Mufti.

Varlet is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

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