Sean Tarry’s Under Your Spell became the first filly since the American-bred Overarching in 2006 to win the R400 000 WSB Gr2 Hawaii Stakes when she finishing powerfully to beat a decent mixed-sex field in Saturday’s 2023 renewal of the 1400m contest.
A Gr1 winner at 2, the four year old #kznbred Under Your Spell was given a patient ride by Louis Mxothwa, and despite running three wide, she finished with plenty in reserve to beat Joey Soma’s free-striding 2022 SA Classic winner Red Saxon by 1,50 lengths lengths in a time of 88,11 secs.
After having seen a planned European and Australian export fall through, her happy owners, including Aussie-based OTI Management, will be positive about her prospects.
Sean Tarry originally bought Under Your Spell as part of a parcel of horses online and unseen.
A Summerhill bred daughter of Capetown Noir (Western Winter) out of the unraced Irish-bred Deceptive Charm (Kingmambo), Under Your Spell is from the same family as the accomplished Witchcraft who Tarry trained to win over a trip.
Under Your Spell made it eight wins with with seven places from nineteen starts and took her stakes earnings to R1 482 000.
Capetown Noir is on an incredible 46.2% winners to runners and an AEPR of R57,308.
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