Champion Double

Captain Al filly finds good form

SA champions Sean Tarry and Lyle Hewitson enjoyed a profitable afternoon at Turffontein on Saturday with a hat-trick of winners, including a great feature double.

Lyle Hewitson has Myfunnyvalentine in control – Frederico’s Dream (Callan Murray) stays on for fourth (Pic – JC Photos)

After winning the Listed Oaks Trial with Chariot Of Gold, the duo teamed up again in the final leg of the Pick Six to register a first stakes success for Captain Al’s Gr1 placed daughter Myfunnyvalentine, who bolted in to win the R250 000 Gr3 Sycamore Sprint.

Lyle Hewitson had My Funnyvalentine tucked away five lengths off the gallop set by Frederico’s Dream and Winter’s Forge.

Enjoying a trouble free passage, Myfunnyvalentine stormed down the centre and  galloped powerfully to register a win by 0,80 lengths in a time of 66,83 secs.

Arissa flashed up late for second ahead of Winter’s Forge and the pacy 3yo Frederico’s Dream, who should not be long in winning again in lesser company.

Gold Rush Sprint winner Mrs O ran without cover and did well in the circumstances to stay on for fifth, under a length off the winner.

Sean Tarry – happy day at the office

The R700 000 2015 Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale graduate was bred by Klawervlei Stud and is a daughter of champion Captain Al (Al Mufti) out of the four-time winning Give Me Five (Goldkeeper) – who was a trojan galloper when running out of the same stable.

Myfunnyvalentine has now won 3 races with 7 places from 14 starts for stakes of R507 425.


Gr3 Sycamore Sprint (SAf-Gr3)

Turffontein, South Africa, March 31, R250k, 1160m, turf, good, 1.06.83

1 – MYFUNNYVALENTINE (SAF), 54.5, b f 4, Captain Al (SAF) – Give Me Five (SAF) by Goldkeeper (USA). Owner Mr M E Leaf & Klawervlei Stud (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mr J P Koster); Breeder Klawervlei Stud; trainer SG Tarry; jockey L Hewitson
2 – Arissa (SAF), 55.0, b f 4, Silvano (GER) – Arabian Empress (SAF) by Al Mufti (USA)
3 – Winter’s Forge (SAF), 53.0, b f 3, Western Winter (USA) – Forge Ahead (SAF) by Parade Leader (USA)
Margins: 0.80, 0.30, 0.40

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