Gr2 Gerald Rosenberg S. – Fisani makes it three Gr wins

Fisani (Gavin Lerena) game win

Fisani made it three Graded wins, when running game to take the Gr2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes (R300 000) over 2000m at Turffontein’s Champions Day, adding to her 2010 wins in the Gr2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas and Gr3 Jacaranda Handicap, and taking her career record to 7 wins from 17 starts.

Four-year-old Fisani, ridden by in-form Gavin Lerena, crossed the line 1.50-lengths clear of Queen’s Bay and stablemate Alderry.

Lerena moved Fisani into second behind pacemaker Queen’s Bay when the field approached the home turn. Fisani took over with 400m to run, travelling well. Queen’s Bay fought back over the next 150m and Alderry also tried hard to make progress, but Fisani had their measure going into the last 200m and she won perhaps a bit easier than the margin suggests.

Fisani was bred by Summerhill Stud and fetched R400 000 at the 2008 Emperors Ready To Run Sale

Fisani a daughter by Kahal out of the Coastal mare, Gypsey Spirit, who has produced six winners from six runners, including the well-performed runners Catmandu  (Makaarem), and Ecole Militaire (Deep Sleep).

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Gerald Rosenberg S. (SAf-G2) (4/30)
Turffontein, South Africa, April 30, R300.000, 2000m, turf, good, 2.05.75 (CR 2.00.13).
1 – FISANI (SAF), 60.0, b f 4, Kahal (GB) – Gypsey Spirit (SAF) by Coastal. Owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, Summerhill Stud Syndicate, R S Napier and B A Nap; breeder Summerhill Stud (SAF); trainer M F de Kock; jockey G Lerena (R187.500)
2 – Queen’s Bay (SAF), 60.0, b m 5, Fort Wood – Daphne Donnelly (SAF) by Golden Thatch (IRE)
3 – Alderry (SAF), 60.0, b f 4, Al Mufti – Derry Wood (SAF) by Fort Wood
Margins: 1½, 1½, ½
Also ran: Reconcile (SAF) 60.0, Quick Single (SAF) 60.0, All Afire (SAF) 60.0, Bedloe’s Island (SAF) 60.0

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