Sean Tarry’s Gr1-winning fairytale filly Mrs Geriatrix made it a magical five from five when she overcame what was probably her biggest test to date to win the R400 000 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Gr2 Golden Slipper under Richard Fourie on Hollywoodbets Durban July day.
The diminutive Clifton Stud-bred daughter of Vercingetorix – she measures little more than 15 hands- races in the purple and pink of the Magical Lady Syndicate, and turned on the jets in the testing going about 250m out and stormed home at even money to register a popular victory on the big day.
Mrs Geriatrix beat Rascova (14-1) by 3,70 lengths in a time of 85,56 secs.
Gauteng raider Egyptian Mau (14-1) was 0,20 lengths away in third.
A R200 000 2022 National Yearling Sale graduate, the Clifton-bred Mrs Geriatrix is out of the Kahal mare Velvet Glove, whose breeder Peter Blythe described as ‘not too good’.
The winner is a ringer for her relatives with a strong likeness to her dam’s star siblings, Prince Of Kahal and Fort Vogue. This is the smart family of Clifton bred Whatalady, and hails back to champions Highland Night, sire Warm White Night, Tristful, Night Watch and Prince Asad.
A winner of 5 from 5, Mrs Geriatrix took her stakes earnings to R1 025 000.
Richard Fourie is convinced she will stay a mile but Sean Tarry indicated that this could well be a curtain call on her 2yo season.