Account Balanced

Captain Al filly's stakes double

Despite a blank day at Scottsville, Joey Ramsden maintained his purple patch of feature form at home when he saddled a Listed feature double at a sunny Kenilworth on Saturday.

Donovan Dillon guides Call To Account to an emphatic win (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Ramsden brought the smart and lightly Call To Account to races for only her second start as a 3yo.

The Bernard Kantor flyer had shed her maiden when winning the Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes on Met day in 2017 and on Saturday she grabbed her second  win when scoring a smooth victory in the R150 000 Highlands Stud Olympic Duel  Stakes run over the Kenilworth 1200m.

Jockey Donovan Dillon always had Call To Account in touch down the inside as It Is What It Is went hell for leather ahead of the outside group.

At the 200m, Call To Account asserted her authority and she drew away to hold the longshot Samsara by 1,25 lengths in a time of 72,27 secs.

Sequined was a further 1,75 lengths further back in third – rounding off a productive afternoon for her sire, Oratorio.

A daughter of the deceased champion Captain Al, Call To Account is out of the three-time winning Giant’s Causeway mare, Jean Jeannie – named in honour of the late Jean Jaffee.

Jockey Donovan Dillon said that he had been very confident after the winner’s good work during the week.

Trainer Joey Ramsden  added that William Haggas had sent him the dam and the winner ‘was a lot quicker than her Mum!’

Call To Account was a R175 000 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 graduate.

She has won 2 races with 3 places from 6 starts for stakes of R218 700.

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