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Visionaire Filly Wins Gr2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas For Mr Moloi

Heaps Of Fun wins the Gr2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas. Image: JC Photos

Another daughter of last season’s national leading freshman sire Visionaire, added to his Graded Stakes winning accolades as a sire with the aptly named Summerhill-bred Heaps Of Fun, winning the Gr2 Wilgebosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas yesterday for her owner Mr Nchakha Moloi.

Heaps Of Fun won easily by almost a length under a tactical ride from top jockey S’manga Khumalo. The race over 1600m is also the first leg of the Triple Tiara and the second leg – the Gr1 SA Fillies Classic – will be run over 1800m on 2 April at Turffontein.

Fort Wood filly Negroamaro and Roski Stud-bred daughter of Western Winter (out of Kahal’s half-sister Katici Princess)  Frosty Friday finished second and third respectively.

Mr Moloi was the recent top buyer at the Summerhill Summer Ready To Run Sale, where he purchased another daughter of Visionaire for R220 000.

Visionaire now has two Graded Stakes winning daughters, Royal Pleasure and Heaps Of Fun. Lala is Stakes placed. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Trained by Champion trainer Sean Tarry, Heaps Of Fun was a R200 000 graduate off the CTS Ready To Run Sale in 2014 and has now earned close to R600 000 in stakes. This is her third win to date, and she ran two close seconds in both the Gr3 Fillies Mile over 1600m and a nose over 1160m in the Swallow Stakes Listed.

Her dam Dream Starling by Northern Guest is no stranger to producing success having had an impressive eight runners and eight winners, including the likes of Big Bird, The Elmo Effect (who finished three lengths off in the Aquanaut Handicap Listed yesterday) and multiple Stakes Placed Cookie Monster previously. Her daughter Red Spirit is the dam of Black Type Newton Power.

Heaps Of Fun has bought her ticket to stud and descends from a strong female line – her second dam is speed queen Clifton Queen, a five-time winner who placed nine times and herself a half-sister to First Arrival – the dam of Let’s Rock And Roll, In The Fast Lane and Light The Lights.

Breeders Summerhill Stud continue to lead the National Breeders Log ahead of Klawervlei Stud and Maine Chance Farms by Stakes Earned.

KZN-bred Frosty Friday, bred and owned by Greg and Chelle Royden-Turner of Roski Stud finished less than two lengths off the winner. To date the beautifully-bred Frosty Friday has won three times on the trot and placed three times from all her starts for the Gavin Van Zyl racing stable.

Well done to all concerned.



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