With some low mileage on the clock, the lightly exposed Trippi mare Love To Boogie could give the Plattner Racing Team some fun this coming Cape Summer Season.
Jumping from the widest of the draw after a break of ten weeks, she showed resolve and courage with a hard-fought victory in Saturday’s R250 000 Gr3 Diana Stakes at a sun drenched Durbanville.
On a day of rousing and exciting finishes, Love To Boogie came forward powerfully at the 300m after Red Ginger had led the pack, and held on at 11-1 under a determined ride by Bernard Fayd’herbe to hold off a late challenge from Miss Katalin by 0,30 lengths in a time of 83 secs.
The favourite and defending champion Goodtime Gal, and the in-form Angel’s Trumpet, looked dangerous and came home strongly late, but were denied and finished third and fourth respectively.
Love To Boogie, who was coming in fresh off her SA Champions Season Listed Off To Stud Stakes victory on the Greyville polytrack, has won 5 of her 11 starts for 2 places and stakes of R463 525.
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.
Gr3 Diana Stakes (SAf-Gr3)
Durbanville, South Africa, October 6, R250k, 1400m, turf, good, 1.23.23
1 – LOVE TO BOOGIE (SAF), 59.0, b m 5, Trippi (USA) – Jalberry (SAF) by Jallad (USA). Owner Mrs S Plattner; Breeder AC Peter; trainer A Nel; jockey B Fayd’herbe
2 – Miss Katalin (SAF), 58.5, b f 4, Trippi (USA) – Little Miss Magic (SAF) by Jet Master (SAF)
3 – Goodtime Gal (SAF), 60.0, b m 6, Royal Air Force (SAF) – Tirza (SAF) by Silvano (GER)
Margins: 0.30, 0.10, 0.30