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Homely Girl Wins Away

Snaith and Fourie clinch Fairview feature

Maine Chance Farms’ Gr1 winning sire Querari, South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2yo’s in 2018/19, produced his third consecutive Listed Lady’s Slipper Stakes winner when his progressive daughter Homely Girl captured the 2021 renewal at Fairview on Friday.

Homely Girl’s victory was preceded by Querari daughters Luna Wish and Herrin –winners of the 2019 and 2020 Lady’s Slipper Stakes respectively.

Richard Fourie has Homely Girl in control as Sound Check (Greg Cheyne) tries hard (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Trained by Justin Snaith, Homely Girl raced just off the pace, before jockey Richard Fourie bought the filly with a powerful late finish, which saw Homely Girl mow down front running favourite Sound Check and go on to win by two and a half lengths.

Querari fillies also dominated the finish to the Lady’s Slipper Stakes, with the sire responsible not only for the winner but also for third place finisher Quick Breeze.

Now a winner of two of just four starts, Homely Girl is the 24th stakes winner for Querari, also sire of this season’s G1 4Racing Computaform Sprint winner Rio Querari.

Bred by the Narrow Creek Stud, Homely Girl was a R40 000 buy from the 2020 Cape Yearling Sale.

Out of the Silvano mare Sherry, Homely Girl is bred on the same Querari/Silvano cross as stakes winners Cosmic Light, Wonderwall, Dagmar, Joking and Luna Wish.

Querari has three lots on the upcoming CTS Farm Yearling Sale, and six lots on the KZN Yearling Sale.

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