A promising 3yo last season, Golden Hostess finally converted her talent into a graded stakes success when she ran on powerfully under Aldo Domeyer to win the R200 000 Gr3 Hollywoodbets Diana Stakes at a windy Hollywoodbets Durbanville on Saturday.
Running fresh over her favourite trip, the Drakenstein bred and owned Golden Hostess (5-4) moved strongly through the small field and then ran on best to thwart a belated challenge up the outside by Happy Chance (11-20), who rattled through from last.
At the line, the Candice Bass-Robinson- trained Golden Hostess had 3,25 lengths to spare and clocked a time of 85,99 secs.
Having her first run in the Cape, former Ashley Fortune charge Cala Muretta (6-1) was a further half length back in third.
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Now a winner of 4 races with 8 places from 14 starts, Golden Hostess took her stakes earnings to R638 938 and is a very well-related Drakenstein home-bred daughter of the recently relocated Trippi stallion Gold Standard out of the US bred French Deputy mare, Hosta – a half sister to US Gr1 winner, Colstar.
Drakenstein Stud and the Gold Standard shareholders recently announced that the son of champion sire Trippi would be given a new opportunity at Colin Birch’s historic Vogel Vlei Stud in the Karoo.