Glen Kotzen pulled a fairer sex ace out of the hat at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on Sunday when his Gimmethegreenlight daughter Blue Holly, the only filly in the line-up, won the R200 000 Need For Speed Sprint in fine style.
Ridden by Winning Form-sponsored Raymond Danielson for Mesdame Mardon and Matthysen, Blue Holly went off at 7-1 and held on well to beat Captain Arrow (16-1) by 0,75 lengths in a time of 57,86 secs.
The runner-up’s more fancied stablemate Future Variety (9-2) was 0,20 lengths further back in third, with the favourite Yamadori (5-4) hanging on the turn and running a well-beaten fourth.
Bred by Ndoro Stud, Blue Holly is a daughter of Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready) out of the Captain Al mare, Allora.
A R150 000 National Yearling Sale buy, Blue Holly has won 3 of her 9 starts with 3 places for stakes of R337 580.
It was a good effort from Blue Holly after a 24 week break and she could pay to follow.