First Gr3 Victory For Thrilled Arundels

Daughter of What A Winter is back!

The 2022 Heineken Gr2 SA Nursery winner Miss Cool found her best stride at her third start for her new owners Sandy and Eugene Arundel when she caused a minor surprise to win the R200 000 Gr3 Three Troikas Stakes at Turffontein on Monday.

The former Paul Peter charge had caught the eye in April 2022 when beating the boys in the Nursery and after a string of fair performances caught the eye to maintain her unbeaten record over the Turffontein 1400m and give the Arundels a welcome maiden Gr3 success.

Miss Cool (Muzi Yeni) found her best form to win well (Pic – JC Photos)

After Rock The Fox and Berengaria had shown the way, Muzi Yeni produced Miss Cool (10-1) with a fine ride from her wide draw to beat recent debut winner Kinky Boots (11-2) by a length in a time of 86,43 secs.

The favourite Bless My Stars (3-1) was a neck back in third.

Jockey Muzi Yeni said his mount was ‘a standout’ in the preliminaries and a credit to Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Candice Dawson.

“I was worried about the draw, but I knew I was up against a few maiden winners and Miss Cool only needed to repeat her form to be a factor,” added the top jockey.

Miss Cool was originally purchased for R60 000 off the National Yearling Sale and then changed hands for R300 000 when purchased by CK Racing off the BSA Turffontein September Sale.

We spoke to the Arundels in August 2021 – read more here.

A winner of 4 races with 3 places from 12 starts, Miss Cool took her earnings to R551 250.

Bred by Mike Jolly Breeding, the winner is a daughter of What A Winter (Western Winter) out of the Miesque’s Approval mare French Rose.

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