Raven Girl Flies To Victory

Philanthropist daughter wins easily

The Zimbabwe Oaks winner Raven Girl made short work of her opposition at her second start for Tara Laing in the Eastern Cape when she bounded clear to win the R110 000 Walmer Handicap run over 1800m on the Fairview polytrack on Friday.

Chase Maujean wonders where they are as Raven Girl bounds to victory (Pic – Pauline Herman Photography)

Now racing in the champion blue and white of her breeders Drakenstein Stud, the 4yo daughter of Philanthropist took to the all-weather like a duck to water, to register her fifth career win.

She was trained in Zim by Bridget Stidolph and ridden to her major career success by Collen Storey, when owned by Ryan Sherwood, Neil Evans, Scott Buchan and Bridget Stidolph.

Taking on a mixed bag of fillies and mares on handicap terms, Raven Girl tracked pacesetters Altitude and Smokey Affair, before drawing clear in the home straight under Chase Maujean to score by 2,25 lengths in a time of 109.97 secs, to give Tara Laing a double on the day.

The Snaith’s consistent Libra stayed on late for second, with Rocksette coming on late for third, a further half length back.

Bred by Drakenstein Stud, the winner is a daughter of Philanthropist (Kris S) out of the Wolfhound mare, Bright Wolf.

She has won 5 races with 2 places from 12 starts. Stakes will be confirmed.

Trainer Alan Greeff was the most successful handler on the day with three winners.

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