Bremner-Hewitson Combo On Fire

Princess Rebel blitzes home

The Yvette Bremner yard made a flying start to June with a four-timer at Fairview on Friday, that included a hat-trick for SA title chasing apprentice Lyle Hewitson and a facile victory in the feature race of the day for the lightly raced Princess Rebel.

Where are they? Lyle Hewitson has Princess Rebel cruising to victory (pIC – Pauline Herman Photography)

Ryan Munger rode the fourth Bremner winner of the day, but it all belonged to the bright ascending star that is the fresh-faced Hewitson, who booted home his 152nd winner of the season, with two months to D-Day!

Hewitson rode a supremely relaxed race to win the R150 000 Listed Milkwood Stakes.

With two powerful yards in Sean Tarry and Yvette Bremner handing him the cream of their rides (naturally he still has to get them home!), the young man is riding the crest of a wave, and he showed the confidence that goes with it when he took Princess Rebel out from her 3 gate after the problematic La Revere has been withdrawn after stretching the starter’s patience.

As the expat Lawdy Miss Clawdy charged down the centre of the track, Hewitson had Princess Rebel a length off the pace and he let her go at the 400m.

It was race over at the 200m and the smart 3yo chestnut shot clear to win by 3,25 lengths under the hands in a time of 58,19 secs.

Tara Laing’s topweight Star Burst Galaxy showed that her last try was all wrong, when she came out the pack to bank second cheque, just over a length ahead of Pepper Oaks.

The daughter of deceased 2009 Equus champion sprinter Rebel King (National Emblem),  Princess Rebel is bred to fly – she is out of the four-time winner First Wave (Waldoboro). That makes her a half-sister to the well-performed St John Gray owned, trained and bred seven-time winner, Sarve.

She was bought back for R90 000 by her breeders Favour Stud off the 2016 CTS March Yearling Sale.

She has won 4 races with 2 places from 6 starts for stakes of R252 875. Princess Rebel only shed her maiden in February and this was her first stakes success.

She looks a filly to follow and is very effective on both surfaces.

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