Tarry’s Troppo Too Fast

Ridgemont's Rafeef cracks another

After some bad luck at her last feature start, Sean Tarry’s Troppo Veloce showed her true ability when breaking the stakes ice with a smart victory in a thrilling finish to the R200 000 Betway Listed Swallow Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday.

After being reshod at the start of the Sophomore 1000 and then not jumping well, Troppo Veloce still managed a good second to Golden Sickle. On Saturday she was relaxed by Smanga Khumalo as the pacy One Fell Swoop and Happy Analia did the donkey work out front.

Smanga Khumalo drives Troppo Veloce ahead of One Fell Sloop (Calvin Habib) in a thriller (Pic – JC Photos)

With the game One Fell Swoop taking a breather and then recharging her jets, Troppo Veloce came forward powerfully from a few lengths.

In a thriller, Troppo Veloce (17-10) finished powerfully to pip the courageous One Fell Swoop (17-2) by a nose in a time of 66,26 secs for the 1160m.

Cullinan Blue (13-10) was a tad outpaced early, but stayed on well for third, a further 0,80 lengths adrift.

This was Sean Tarry’s third winner of the day.

Originally a R150 000 National Yearling Sale graduate, Troppo Veloce was purchased by Jannie de Lange’s Waste Glass Recovery Pty Ltd out of a partnership for R250 000 on the Fortune Racing June Sale in 2023.

Enjoy the replay:

Troppo Veloce, whose name translates from Italian to ‘too fast’,  is now a winner of 4 races with 3 places from 9 starts and took her earnings to R383 750.

Bred by the now closed Piemonte Stud, Troppo Veloce is out of the Australian-bred Elusive Quality mare Aljawhara

Troppo Veloce is a daughter of Ridgemont star Rafeef, who was South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2020-2021.

The son of Redoute’s Choice is enjoying another fine season with his flagbearers including the stakes winners Aragosta, Mrs Browning, Juliet Tango and Troppo Veloce, who looks a very exciting speed prospect.

Rafeef has 16 lots on offer at this week’s Cape Racing Premier Yearling Sale Powered By Tattersalls, and a further eight lots on sale at the 2024 BSA Cape Yearling Sale.

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