Bling Is Dancing In The Rain

Drakenstein-bred star is back

Sean Tarry’s 2022 SA Triple Tiara queen Rain In Holland bounced back to her better form under an enterprising front-running ride by Smanga Khumalo to  win the R400 000 Gr2 Colorado King Stakes, the headliner on Saturday’s Turffontein card.

Lurking in the shadows of the seven horse field after an unlucky return run on the Highveld following a decent WSB Cape Town Met effort, Khumalo showed every ounce of his experience and flair in the yielding conditions.

Rain In Holland (Khumalo) powers ahead of Nebraas (Fourie) in an eyecatching showing (Pic – JC Photos)

The 4yo, one of three Sean Tarry runners in what was probably not the strongest renewal of the mid -season Gr2 contest, was allowed to use her action and led all the way  to register a smart win at 6-1 in a time of 127,25 secs.

Her more fancied stablemate Nebraas (13-10) maintained his consistent form to run into second 2,25 lengths back, with the rest well beaten.

Tyrone Zackey’s 6yo Johnny Hero (16-1) was a further three lengths back in third, with Litigation (2-1) something of a disappointment back in fourth and 8,25 lengths off the winner.

Raced and bred by Drakenstein Stud, Rain In Holland has won 10 races with 5 places from 19 starts for stakes of R2 703 500.

A daughter of deceased Danehill sire Duke Of Marmalade, she is out of the Aqlaam mare Imvula, a half sister to Durban July winner Dancer’s Daughter. The mare was purchased in the UK, where she won once from two starts.

Trainer Sean Tarry suggested that all three of his runners may be headed to the Hollywoodbets Durban July. Rain In Holland will certainly shorten in the Hollywoodbets ante-post market.

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