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Gimme Filly Looks Champion Material

Varsfontein bred 3yo is on the up

Trainer Alan Greeff has dominated the R700 000 Eastern Cape Fillies & Mares Challenge this season and after Clear Sailing’s win in the first leg, his smart Gimmethegreenlight 3yo Beataboutthebush handed her rivals a galloping lesson in Friday’s second leg – the R150 000 Listed East Cape Paddock Stakes.

Beataboutthebush and Greg Cheyne grab the feature accolades at Fairview on Friday (Pic – Pauline Herman Photography)

There will be no winner of the fairer sex R250 000 ‘Triple Crown’ bonus this season – it takes a really good one to won from 1200m to 2000m – but Greeff must fancy his chances in the third leg, the 2000m Jockey Club Stakes, after the progressive Beataboutthebush won so well on Friday.

The only 3yo in a line-up that included some hard-knocking out-of-province seniors, the Listed Breeders Guineas winner was produced at the 400m by the Highlands sponsored Greg Cheyne and drew off to beat Span Die Seile, putting in a solid first PE run, by 1,50 lengths in a time of 99,05 secs.

Greg Cheyne – nice feature win on a day of a few frustrating seconds

Crackpot ran her usual game race a quarter length back in third, with Trini’s Colateral in fourth. Cup Cake looked dangerous late but failed to go through with her run and finished just out of the money – showing that the mile is just beyond her best.

Beataboutthebush, a half sister to former Gr3 East Cape Derby winner True Master, was a R300 000 buy from the 2015 National Two Year Old Sale.

Bred by Varsfontein, she is a first crop daughter of Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready) out of the seven-time winner Bushra (Badger Land).

Beataboutthebush has won 5 races with 3 places from 8 starts for stakes of R365 200.

She must be a candidate for the Champion 3yo Filly trophy at the East Cape Racing Awards next month.

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3 comments on “Gimme Filly Looks Champion Material

  1. deena pillay says:

    Well Done to all concerned.

    Can anyone tell me why The Cat was disqualified in the last race?

    1. Editor says:

      THE CAT (C Maujean) rushed the front gate and broke through momentarily before the starter effected the start and gained an unfair advantage over the other runners. The Starter did not call a false start and the Stipendiary Board called a race review into the start. The Board after reviewing the patrol films of the start, and hearing evidence from the Starter, the rider of THE CAT and other riders, decided to act in terms of rule 61.6.11 and declared THE CAT to be a non-starter.

  2. master says:

    thanks Ed

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