Milkwood Magic

Yoshie wins R130 000 Listed Dahlia Plate

Cut The Cake! Glen Hatt drives Yoshie up to win. Another Idea (Strydom) is in third in the background

Cut The Cake! Glen Hatt drives Yoshie up to win. Another Idea (Strydom) is in third in the background

Jockey Glen Hatt celebrated a smart double on Friday at Fairview, which included riding a confident race on Milkwood Stud’s beautiful homebred Yoshie. The daughter of Antonius Pius gave the best of the local colts a galloping lesson in an incident filled R130 000 Listed Dahlia Plate.

One of the Cape’s seasoned veteran riders, the quietly spoken Hatt celebrated a rare visit to the Eastern Cape with a double on the afternoon. He registered his second straight win on Yoshie, and would have been the toast of the Robertson family of Milkwood Stud, as the winner hails from one of their top female lines.

But the race itself was not without controversy with Piere Strydom finding all kinds of trouble on the favourite, Another Idea.

Navistar led Zobens early, while Strydom had Another Idea settled off the pace with Seattle Storm.

The trouble appeared to start at the 400m marker as Glen Hatt produced Yoshie to challenge Zobens and with Strydom looking left and right for a gap that never materialised.

At the 200m marker Yoshie was in command as Strydom barged his way past Navistar, as he threw a sideways glance at Yeni down the inside. We will reserve further comment until the official Stipes Report is published.

Celebrating. Glen Hatt had a good afternoon

Celebrating. Glen Hatt had a good afternoon

Yoshie won by a half length in a time of 71,44 secs.

The maiden Zobens ran a cracker in second, while the 14 to 10 favourite Another Idea’s connections may believe that they should have finished a lot closer than third.

East Cape Nursery winner Seattle Storm flew late for fourth.

Yoshie was bred by Milkwood Stud, in whose colours she races.

Milkwood Stud’s Ian Robertson commented : “Nina and I were thrilled to win the Dahlia Plate , a feature race for two year olds with our home-bred Yoshie (Antonius Pius -Blushing Fairy).Thanks so much to Alan Greeff and staff , and a professional ride by Glen Hatt. This is the same race that her mother,Blushing Fairy won a few years ago, and that her grandmother ,Tarn Fairy ,ran second  in many years ago.”

She is a daughter of Antonius Pius, out of the brilliant eight time winning Jallad racemare, Blushing Fairy.

Yoshie has won 3 of her 4 starts and ran second at her second start.

She has earned R157 875 and looks well on her way to earning an award for her outstanding performances this season.

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