The Oldlands Stud-bred Master Of My Fate filly Zarina gave Sunday’s Cape Yearling Sale a timely boost when she stormed home to cause an upset in the R150 000 Vasco Gr3 Prix Du Cap.
Ridden by the in-form Ossie Noach, Zarina (13-1) came through a gap on the inside from some lengths off at the 250m marker, and ran on too powerfully for the game 80 to 1 shot Icon Princess.
The official winning margin was three quarters of a length – the time was registered as 85,38 secs.
Maledimo (22-1) also produced her best late in the race to grab third, with the winner’s stablemate Lemon Delight (40-1) rounding off a massive quartet.
It was memorable win for Candice Bass-Robinson and her team – although the banker of the day and the most fancied of her trio Clouds Unfold (8-10) failed to produce her usual flair and ran well downfield.
Bred by Oldlands, the winner is a 3yo daughter of Master Of My Fate (Jet Master) out of the Kitalpha one-time winner, Mamalushka.
Zarina, a R200 000 Cape Yearling Sale purchase, has won 4 races with 2 places from 7 starts for stakes of R205 075.
Described as a ‘quirky filly’, she was given a peach of a ride by Ossie Noach from the favourable 2 draw in a another feature success for the partnership of longstanding owners, Marsh Shirtliff, Bryn Ressell and Ian Longmore.