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Paul Peter’s Just Desserts!

Future look bright for beautfully bred filly

Trainer Paul Peter hero worshipped veteran Ormond Ferraris as a youngster and the Turffontein conditioner celebrated an emotional victory in the R200 000 Gr3 Fillies Mile at Turffontein on Saturday with a smart Silvano filly he ‘inherited’ from the champion mentor on his retirement.

Peter has always been profuse in his praise of the veteran, who he says taught him how to get horses supremely fit.

Warren Kennedy steers Summer Pudding to victory (Pic – JC Photos)

“His horses were always known for their fitness and I can now see why. I have latched on to his work patterns and his work ethic. He used to run his yard like a military base. I got all of his grooms too. We also have a treadmill and a walker and everyone’s happy. It’s a very happy team and we have a lovely bunch of owners,” he said after Ferraris’ sudden retirement back in May.

The Peter yard have teamed up in unstoppable fashion this season with national log leading jockey Warren Kennedy and they maintained their healthy 20% win strike-rate as the obviously smart Silvano filly Summer Pudding charged to victory to pass her first serious test to win the Gr3 mile contest.

With most of the interest in the top-class Mike de Kock duo of Gin Fizz and Tallinn, Summer Pudding was allowed to go off at 14-1.

Relaxed early, she stormed home in the final stages to pass long-time leader Cockney Pride and nab the persistent 60 -1 hope Keep Smiling to win going away by 0,30 lengths in a time of 99,58 secs.

Another daughter of Wilgerbosdrift sire Flower Alley in Marygold, completed the trifecta.

The exciting Gin Fizz ran no kind of race to run stone last. The Stipes report could explain that effort.

Trainer Paul Peter described Summer Pudding as a ‘very classy filly looking for 2000m plus’.

“Well done to Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein. It’s a pleasure to have Mrs Slack here. A nice ride again from Warren (Kennedy) who had to dash off to catch a flight back to Durban. I inherited Summer Pudding from Mr Ferraris – and I believe the sky’s the limit for her!” he added.

Mary Slack confirmed that Summer Pudding hailed from ‘a great family’.

“Very well done to Jess, Stevie and Mike on the farm. And a word of thanks to Paul and all of the Peters,” she said.

This is indeed a top family.

The winner, sired by champion sire Silvano (Lomitas)  is out of seven-time winning stakes winner Cherry On The Cake(Strike Smartly) – the latter a half sister to SA Triple Tiara winner Cherry On The Top (Tiger Ridge). They were daughters of the top-class Carolina Cherry.

Summer Pudding is unbeaten in three starts and took her earnings to R230 375.

The future looks bright!


Gr3 Fillies Mile (SAf-Gr3)

Turffontein, South Africa, November 23, R200k, 1600m, turf, good, 1.39.58

1 – SUMMER PUDDING (SAF), 58.0, b f 3, Silvano (GER) – Cherry On The Cake (SAF) by Strike Smartly (CAN). Owner Mauritzfontein (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mrs J B Jell); Breeder Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein; trainer PA Peter; jockey W Kennedy
2 – Keep Smiling (SAF), 58.0, ch f 3, Flower Alley (USA) – Queen Of All (SAF) by Jallad (USA)
3 – Marygold (SAF), 58.0, b f 3, Flower Alley (USA) – Glenrossal (SAF) by Anytime (IRE)
Margins: 0.30, 0.30, 1.65

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5 comments on “Paul Peter’s Just Desserts!

  1. Ashleigh says:

    Cherry On The TOP is by Tiger Ridge and she won the Triple Tiara. Cherry On The Cake is by Strike Smartly, is two years older and she was trained by Gavin van Zyl. She didn’t even run on one of the Triple Crown races. Ormond Ferraris trained Cherry On The Top hence the reason Summer Pudding was sent to him.

    1. Editor says:

      Spot on Ashleigh

  2. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…Paul Peter very well my Champ exceptional training feat congrats to Tony Peter as well Shot Boy…I’ll like to think that this is only the start of many Group 1,,2 and 3 winners that the Peter yard will be saddling…whoever has been polished up by Mr Ferraris can jam with the best,, his knowledge in the game as we all know is absolutely mind blowing and in saying that Mr Ferraris would have obviously seen special qualities in you Paul for taking the time out to help,,boy oh boy are you knocking them out the Park your results are doing the talking…what i admire about you is your hard drive and honesty in the game it comes as know surprise seeing you having winners after winners,,never been a problem feeding constructive information to the public,,your honesty and dedication will be your claim to fame…MDK is spot on look after the punters without them racing will fall…Kaching Kaching

  3. Pops says:

    Great to know Mr. Peter is getting his just desserts.After all was it not he who mixed and served Mogok Master a special Screwdriver?
    And and gave Mr. Kruger a pudding in the face.
    In 2016 after Mr. Peter’s small problem with the NHA,it was either James Goodman or Ian Jayes who said owners would be scrambling to get their horses into Mr. Peter stable.
    How true.

  4. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…Wilgerbosdrif and Mauritzfontein breeders very well done with Summer Pudding … it would be silly of me not to compliment you guys on a fantastic job done out at the farm producing unbelievable horses if not the best horses in SA year after year..the hits just keep coming…Can’t wait to see The Champ Hawwaam Slam them in the Met…the cherry on the cake for me and SA is to see our Champ competing overseas…Not if but or maybe (2021) Dubai World Cup Winner…Kaching Kaching

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