Matchett Has The Faith

Unbeaten in three - now for the SA Nursery

The standout eyecatching winner of the Turffontein bumper feature afternoon, the Favour Stud-bred Master Of My Fate filly Basadi Faith looks to have a bright future as she made it three wins on the trot with a runaway score in the R150 000 Listed Ruffian Stakes.

Devin Habib poses as Basadi Faith storms away (Pic – JC Photos)

Trainer Paul Matchett, showjumping owner Juanita van der Merwe and jockey Devin Habib have some exciting times ahead judging from the manner of the emphatic victory of the well-related Basadi Faith, whose raw speed doused the hopes of the highly regarded favourite, Gin Fizz, – in the process the winner clocking a time almost a  second faster than the boys under an unpressured ride!

The odds on Gin Fizz, a runaway winner by over 7 lengths on debut, started at red hot odds-on, but after playing up in the preliminaries, she was comprehensively walloped in the 1000m dash.

Paul Matchett – three feature winners on day

Basadi Faith and Gin Fizz paced it for much of the race, but when Devin Habib asked for an effort it was how far as the daughter of Master Of My Fate lengthened her stride to win by 4,50 lengths in a time of 57.91 secs.

Gin Fizz was outgunned in second, with Emerald Tiara a further 0,75 lengths away in third.

Bred  by Favour Stud, Basadi Faith is a daughter of Master Of My Fate (Jet Master) out of the twice winning Captain Al mare, Coral Colour – she is closely related to star racers National Colour, Rafeef and Mustaaqeem.

A R45 000 CTS April Yearling Sale graduate, and subsequently sold for a higher price according to reports, the winner has won 3 from 3 for stakes of R225 000.

Basadi Faith looks likely to start a hot order for the SA Nursery!

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