Bloodstock South Africa graduate Missisippi Burning showed her class, when romping home to a facile and hugely impressive win in the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Bred by Rathmor Stud, the three-year-old daughter of Captain Al was given a superb ride by Craig Zackey, who bought his mount with a strong late challenge down the inside of the track before the pair bounded clear to post a facile three length win.
The Mario Ferreira owned Missisippi Burning provided trainer Adam Marcus with his first G1 success, and with a second graded race triumph on Saturday.
Now a winner of four of only seven races (she has won her last three in a row), the diminutive Missisippi Burning was a R380 000 buy (pictured above) from the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, and Saturday’s triumph took the filly’s earnings to R794 052.
A third Cape Fillies Guineas winner for deceased champion sire Captain Al, Missisippi Burning is out of the stakes placed Hussonet mare Spitfire Lady who was purchased by Kerry Jack on behalf of Rathmor in Australia – who won four times up to 1600 metres and who ran second in the Listed Flying Handicap.
Congratulations to all concerned!