Tarry’s Hills Are Alive!

Wilgerbosdrift Listed Acacia Stakes

After beating the boys in the Listed Wolf Power 1600 last time, Sean Tarry’s progressive Silvano filly Silver Hills produced a smart turn of foot to nab the dogged front-runner Humdinger in the final strides of the R250 000 Wilgerbosdrift Listed Acacia Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday.

Silver Hills (Serino Moodley) produced a smart turn of foot to swipe the dogged front-runner Humdinger (Piere Strydom) in the final stride (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Labelled a ‘high maintenance filly’ by her trainer, the Drakenstein raced home-bred Silver Hills is a relaxed sort and builds up powerfully to produce a sustained finish. It thus took nerves of steel for jockey Serino Moodley going into the final 300m as Piere Strydom had Mike de Kock’s What A Winter mare Humdinger in front and going strong.

But the gallant mare, a 1400m specialist, just ran out of juice in the final stages, as the easy-to-back tote favourite Silver Hills (11-2) found her feet to win going away by 0,40 lengths in a time of 97,95 secs for the mile.,

The rest were some way back, with Perfect Witness (7-2) completing the trifecta a further 3,60 lengths adrift.

Bred by Drakenstein, the winner is a daughter of late multiple champion sire Silvano (Lomitas) out of the four-time winning dual Oaks victress Ash Cloud.

A winner of 4 races with 4 places from 10 starts, the Gr1 placed filly took her stakes earnings to R571 125.

After a Mark Khan knockout courtesy of Sea Chant in the opening leg, the Pick 6 had 33888,66 live tickets live after this leg, in a slightly disappointing pool – certainly for the time of the month – of R4 099 786,90.

With the R1 million carryover injection, a R5 million pool was projected.

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