Howells Filly Is Moving Forward!

Dennis Drier Gr3 Poinsettia Stakes

Another well-supported winner to arrive in style at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday, the What A Winter 4yo Asiye Phambili scored a deserved first stakes success when she won the R250 000 Dennis Drier Gr3 Poinsettia Stakes under a hands and heels ride.

Asiye Phambili (Rachel Venniker) turned up in fighting trim after a short break (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Backed from 7’s to 9-4, Asiye Phambili turned up in fighting trim after a short break and the Jonsson Workwear-sponsored Rachel Venniker made no mistakes on her first winner for the Duncan Howells team in a race named in honor of the now retired KZN training legend, Dennis Drier.

Asiye Phambili means ‘we are moving forward’, and was suggested by Wilson Khumalo, one of Hollywoodbets KZN Area Managers.

Tracking Reefway all the way down the lane, Asiye Phambile, running fresh off a nine-week break, gave her backers not an ounce of stress as she lengthened her stride up the outside to win readily and confirm Hollywood Syndicate Racing Manager Anthony Delpech’s bullish pre-race appraisal of her chances.

The Hemel ‘n Aarde bred filly drew clear to beat Baltic Secret (8-1) by 4,20 lengths in a time of 67,58 secs, with the gallant Reefway (33-1) staying on for third after doing the donkey work.

After her outstanding Cartier Gr2 Sceptre Stakes runner-up finish behind the highly regarded October Morn in the Cape Summer Season, Asiye Phambile clearly enjoys a balanced ride and she could pay to follow.

A R500 000 Cape Premier Yearling Sale purchase, Asiye Phambili has now won 6 races with 6 places from 16 starts for stakes of R584 125.

A daughter of SA Speed Champion What A Winter (Western Winter), the winner is out of the six-time winning Rambo Dancer mare, Cast A Spell.

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