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Crusade Speed Queen Wins Again

Four on the trot

Her trainer admits to not knowing quite how good she is, but the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint is the target for impressive Bauhinia Handicap winner Covered In Snow, who made it four on the trot at Turffontein on Saturday.

Muzi Yeni has Covered In Snow well clear of Myfunnyvalentine and Lyle Hewitson (Pic -JC Photographics)

The daughter of Scott Bro’s stallion Crusade made it four wins on the trot when steered to a convincing victory by regular pilot Muzi Yeni in the 1000m Listed feature.

“She is such a decent little sprinting filly, she keeps upping her game and running her heart out,” says Randjesfontein-based Dianne Stenger, who tells us Covered In Snow will have one more outing at home before travelling to KZN for the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint in May.

Covered In Snow, who enjoyed the distinction of being her sire’s first stakes winner when winning the Swallow Stakes in January, was a popular choice to win on Saturday and she duly delivered.

Muzi Yeni – good association with top 3yo

Relaxed a few lengths off the heat, Covered In Snow never looked in danger of losing as she turned it on at the 250m marker to hold the improved again Myfunnyvalentine by 1,25 lengths in a time of 58,7 secs.

The grey Frederico’s Dream showed plenty of pace and stayed on well for third.

Racing in the familiar Peter White silks, Covered In Snow has won 4 races with 1 place from 5 starts for stakes of R315 125,

She is out of five-time winner Blue Nevada (Anytime) who hails from a genuine Clifton damline, descending from the same family as their Gr2 winner, Glenrossal.

Blue Nevada, out of Crystal De Roche mare Sierra Blue has produced three winners from three runners. Her 2016 foal is by Jackson, whilst her filly currently at foot is by Ideal World – she is in foal to Crusade.

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