Reigning SA Horse Of The Year Princess Calla bounced back and showed that pace makes the race when she stormed up the outside to win the R1 million City Of Cape Town Gr1 Majorca Stakes at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on WSB Cape Town Met day.
The powerhouse combination of Betway trainer Sean Tarry and Winning Form jockey Richard Fourie returned with purpose as the magnificent Maine Chance bred daughter of Flower Alley showed her mettle when recording her fifth Gr1 success – achieved from 1200m to 1800m across all of our major racing centres – and her twelfth win overall from 27 starts.
With the muddling theatrics of the Cartier Gr1 Paddock Stakes behind her, and a lesson well learnt there, Richard Fourie showed his skills and made his move up the outside in the wake of the long-striding Red Palace.
At the 300m the gallant and versatile Rascova (40-1) continued to bowl along down the inside as Princess Calla (15-10) was being unleashed by Fourie.
At the line there was 3,25 lengths between the magic mare and her field as she clocked 98,20 secs for the mile.
Double Grand Slam (33-1) improved nicely to be a head away in third, with Golden Hostess (33-1) in fourth and outperforming both of her more highly regarded stablemates.
The forward galloping Red Palace faded out to a 5,35 length fifth, with recent dual Gr1 winner Beach Bomb producing no spark and falling away to ninth place and over ten lengths off the runaway winner.
Princess Calla was bred by Maine Chance Farms, and has now won 12 of 27 starts with 13 places for earnings of R5 432 176.
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