Leopardstown Success For SA Owners

Back from a break - and wins well at her second start

South African owners Markus Jooste and Braam Van Huyssteen look to have a smart sort on their hands in the Oasis Dream filly White Satin Dancer. The powerful galloper demolished her rivals in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Leopardstown on Sunday to become the 40th winner of a £25 000 Tattersalls October Book 1 bonus

The 2yo daughter of Oasis Dream quickened along the inside to take the lead from Xenobia halfway down the straight and stormed clear, crossing the line with four and three-quarter lengths to spare in the 1600m event.


White Satin Dancer storms home to an impressive win

She earned  €38148 Euros first cheque for this victory, after a game third on debut.

Winning rider Wayne Lordan said of the 4-1 winner: “She’s a filly we’ve always liked. We ran her in a Group race first time out and she ran a good race. The race actually worked out as good as you can get it.Today she travelled easy and picked up well, she’s a smart filly.”

Big Player. Markus Jooste is one of the bigger names behind Cape Thoroughbred Sales

Markus Jooste

He added:”I was a little bit cautious as she was coming back from a break and has done well. She needed the break, filled out and got strong.

“I was hoping I wasn’t going to get there too soon and she’d have a blow, but it didn’t happen and it all worked out well.”

Trainer David Wachman may be retiring at the end of the season but could be forgiven for having second thoughts after seeing this impressive performance!

Braam Van Huysteen

Braam Van Huyssteen

White Satin Dancer was purchased by Peter Doyle at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for 260 000 Guineas.

The daughter of Oasis Dream is out of the Gr2 winning Sternkoenig mare, Wild Side, dame of four stakes winners to date.

The winning owners are business associates after a major deal announced last month.

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This was the fourth £25 000 Book 1 Bonus win for the Bloodstock Consultancy father-son team of Peter and Ross Doyle, and the third by a horse in which Markus Jooste has an interest.

The incentive works on the basis that participating owners will receive a £25,000 bonus if their 2015 October Book 1 purchase wins a Class 2, 3 or 4 two year old maiden in Britain or an ‘Open’ two year old maiden in Ireland as well as any Class 2, 3, or 4 two year old maiden which has been reclassified by the BHA as a Class 2, 3, or 4 Novice race in 2016.

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