Legislate Daughter Stakes Claim

Lesser fancied of Tarry duo wins

After two glorious days at a sun-drenched Kenilworth, the Drakenstein Stud team continued on their winning ways at a gloomy Turffontein on Sunday when Legislate’s talented daughter Zimbaba stormed to victory in the R95 000 Listed Swallow Stakes.

Going off the lesser fancied of the Sean Tarry duo in the small field, Calvin Habib had Zimbaba relaxed off the pace set by the snow white Anna Capril early on.

Calvin Habib drives Zimbaba to a smart first stakes success (Pic -JC Photos)

Calling on his mount for an effort at around the 250m marker, Zimbaba (14-1) came forward powerfully to cut the whole lot down and beat the speedy Celestial Love by 3,50 lengths in a time of 68,95 secs for the 1160m.

Anna Capri was full of bounce early but could not sustain her effort and went flat late – a further 1,75 lengths back in third.

Bred and raced by Drakenstein, the winner is a daughter of former SA Horse Of The Year Legislate (Dynasty) out of a Pivotal daughter of Zim Champion Ipi Tombe. The dam, named Pin Turn, is credited with one win in the USA.

The winner has two victories to her credit with 1 place from her 4 starts. She has earned R113 000.

The fancied previously unbeaten Bequest beat herself in the preliminaries and should not be written off just yet.

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