Patchit Up Baby Wins Allez France Stakes

Patchit Up Baby takes the Allez France. Image: JC Photos

KZN’s Patchit Up Baby has regained form since her move to Gauteng, producing two wins and a place since December for trainer Ormond Ferraris. The mare, crowned KZN Breeders Outstanding 3YO Filly in 2015, is bred by Anton Procter and raced in the partnership of her breeder and Larry Nestadt and took home the Allez France Stakes at Turffontein over the weekend.

Gavin Lerena earned his 1502nd win aboard the consistent Ideal World mare, who relaxed at the back of the eight horse field over the 2200m off a modest pace set by Inaninstant.

Into the home run he switched her out and she made good ground before lugging dramatically to her inside – Alec Laird’s Cidada taking the brunt of the punch.

BREEDERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - sponsored by Summerhill Stud Anton Procter
BREEDERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – sponsored by Summerhill Stud Anton Procter

At the 250m Lerena had the 11-10 favourite Patchit Up Baby moving in a straight line under a right-handed drive and she went on powerfully to outstay the year younger Silver Stripe by 1,50 lengths in a pedestrian 138,21 secs.

The stakes placed Patchit Up Baby could well pick a fillies and mare staying stakes victory before the season is out.Inaninstant tired late but hung on for third a further 1,75 lengths back, with Seal My Fate shading Tiger Flame for fourth.

The winner is out of the unraced Benny The Dip mare Qui Liz – a half sister to Danzig’s son, Qui Danzig. The mare Qui Liz now resides at Amberglo Stud in KZN with Annette Houston.

Her track record stands at 4 wins with 13 places from 21 starts. She has banked stakes of R612 800 and placed third in the Gr1 SA Oaks behind Pine Princess.

Anton Procter has recently bred the likes of the brilliant juveniles Dawn Calling and Misty Birnam (sold and exported to Hong Kong) amongst others. His achievements were recognised at the 2016 KZN Breeders Awards, where Anton took home Outstanding Breeders Achievement Award.

Well done to all concerned.

– extract sportingpost.co.za

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