Sean Tarry registered an extraordinary eighth success in the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint brought to you by the Witness, when Princess Calla bounded home at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Saturday to give the former champion trainer and his red-hot jockey Richard Fourie their third Gr1 success of a memorable afternoon.
In what was the fastest of the three Gr1 1200m contests up to that point, Princess Calla (7-10) followed up on her cracking Gr1 Computaform Sprint third at the end of April, when she soared to victory, clocking 68,33 secs.
In a race that was never in doubt, Richard Fourie rode Princess Calla with confidence and she accounted for the top-class Desert Miracle by 3,20 lengths.
Golden Hostess (25-2) was a further 1,20 lengths back in third.
If she draws decently, Princess Calla is likely to turn up for the Ridgemont Gr1 Garden Province Stakes on Hollywoodbets Durban July day.
Richard Fourie was over the moon,
“Her demeanour was professional and beautiful. I put her in a gap quite early at the 600m. I squeezed her at the 400m and she showed that flat spot, typical of a filly wanting a mile. But she skipped at the 200m and won well,” said the top jockey.
Trainer Sean Tarry confirmed that he felt that only luck in running could beat her.
“With the 2yo’s they have to beat the opposition and Hollywoodbets Scottsville. The older horses are less stressful,” he smiled.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Princess Calla is by Flower Alley (Distorted Humor)out of the Captain Al mare Princess Royal.
A R600 000 purchase from the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, Princess Calla has now won 9 races with 10 places from 21 starts for stakes of R3 022 226.
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