In a sweet plan come together for the Plattner Racing Team, a first try at a mile and an introduction to the polytrack did the trick to secure the lightly raced Love To Boogie a first stakes success when the daughter of Trippi bolted in to win the R150 000 Listed Off To Stud Stakes at Greyville on Sunday.
A R550 000 National Yearling Sale graduate, Love To Boogie won on debut as a 3yo in December 2016 and was having only her tenth career start and her third in KZN on Sunday when she beat nine rivals like a true professional.
Aldo Domeyer, who was doing duty at Greyville for the Cape Eagles in the 2018 Rider Cup, had Love To Boogie, first time in blinkers, settled five lengths off the action as Karatage led Final Judgement and Heaps Of Fun.
At the top of the short straight, Love To Boogie (9-2) always looked to be going best and she drew clear to beat the well-performed Final Judgement (5-1) by 2,25 lengths in a time of 94,54 secs.
The winner is trained by Andre Nel and and races in the Sabine Plattner silks.
Heaps Of Fun ran on best of the Tarry trio to run third.
Bred by Anthony Peter and raised at Varsfontein, the winner is a daughter of Trippi (End Sweep), out of Jalberry (Jallad), a dual stakes winner of the Gr3 Pretty Polly Stakes and Listed Goldfields Sprint, who was placed in the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint.
Love To Boogie is a half-sister to 2017 Gr2 Golden Horseshoe winner Purple Diamond (Var), amongst other winners. The winner’s granddam Taineberry won the Oaks.
Love To Boogie has won 4 races with 2 places from 10 starts for stakes of R307 275.
She looks like she could stay even further than a mile on this showing – it will be interesting to see where she goes from here.