Highlands stallion Pathfork gets them to run early and after he produced Precious Pansy to win the 2016 Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery, his daughter Madame Speaker went one better when taking on and beating the boys in Friday’s R150 000 Listed East Cape Nursery.
Beaten at her first two starts by local star Carlita, Madame Speaker won her maiden by a margin and registered her first stakes success in style on Friday in her follow-up outing.
Regular rider Teaque Gould was in the irons and he made no mistakes as he kept the favourite in touch all the way and let her run at the 250m marker to draw clear and beat her stablemate Alfeo by 1,50 lengths in a time of 68,88 secs.
Grant Paddock’s consistent Sail From Seattle colt Say No More stayed on, although well beaten, in third.
Alan Greeff filled three of the top four places, with Aloysius hitting a flat spot late to run fourth.
Born A Bully was a little slow out and appeared to give jockey Muzi Yeni an awkward ride. He ran a seven length fifth.
Bred by former Maine Chance Stud Manager Stanley Bennett, Madame Speaker’s full-brother comes up on the 2018 BSA National 2yo Sale and should attract some decent interest, while her dam also has a Black Minnaloushe yearling on the farm.
“Word Perfect’s first two foals placed but I could probably run faster than the third,” joked the 80 year old Stanley Bennett, who spoke to the Sporting Post from Hermanus.
The winner is a daughter of Pathfork (Distorted Humor) and is the fourth foal of one-time winner Word Perfect (National Assembly).
Word Perfect is a full-sister to the well performed stakes placed Seat Of Power and a half sister to the smart Gr1 performer Beacon Flare (Spectrum).
A 2017 BSA National 2yo Sale graduate, Madame Speaker was bought back for R25 000 and is leased to trainer Alan Greeff.
She took her earnings to R175 525 at her second win with two places from her four starts.
“Alan Greeff has a good record in this race. He has a knack of getting the 2yo’s ready to win,” added Bennett.