Siren’s Call

Rear view mirror

Big wins, brasses and boring bits

They say the unexamined life is not worth living and life’s rear view mirror occasionally shows up details that weren’t obvious at first glance, so before we launch headlong into 2016, I thought it would be fun to look back at the year that was.

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Inara wins the Gr1 Paddock Stakes at Kenilworth on 2015-01-10

Equus: Panel Beaten?

The shock is that dual Gr1 winner Inara is not a nominee. I would think that this is the first time in history that a dual Gr1 winner in any Equus award category has been left off the list of nominees, suggests leading breeder

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Siren’s Call: Update

Top 3yo filly has the Maine Chance Gr1 Paddock Stakes as a target next season after an operation following her below-par effort in the Daily News

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If She Stays, She Wins. It’s That Simple

There is no question. If Siren’s Call stays the 2450m, she will win the R1 million Wilgerbosdrift Gr1 SA Oaks and become the third filly in history to wear the Triple Tiara. With a confident top jockey and master trainer, and an owner-breeder who has made his case, we are not going to argue

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Elusive Fort

Siren Will Stay

Siren’s Call’s dam side family is rich with champion sprinters and there appear to be sufficient staying influences within her first two dams to support the stamina she receives in abundance from her sire.

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Tarry Star At 20-1 in July Antepost

Mike De Kock’s Australian-bred Majmu was priced up at 7-2 favourite for the Vodacom Durban July – but there is plenty of potential value lower down the ladder. Have a look at your fancy’s price…

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A Call Answered!

Sheer cucumber cool brilliance from the saddle and a gutsy never-say-die equine athlete with the heart of a lioness kept the 2015 Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara flame flickering at Turffontein on Saturday

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A Seductive Strike

The restricted races poster girl should also relish the step up in distance to the 1800m for the first time and we fancy her to line up in the SA Oaks on 25 April as the SA Triple Tiara princess-in-waiting

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Piere Strydom

Striker: Injury and Classic Day Latest

“It has been a tough few weeks. Every time I thought I was ready to come back riding, I would find that the injury would be aggravated and the advent of pain would force me to step down from my riding engagements.”

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Majmu: Word Of Caution

Majmu and Siren’s Call are the only two fillies capable of winning the Wilgerbosdrift SA Triple Tiara. But will they both run?

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