The Hostess With The Mostest

Gold Standard produces a feature exacta

On a terrific day at the races at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday for the Candice Bass-Robinson team, the lightly raced Golden Hostess scythed through the centre late in the race to win the inaugural R150 000 Prestige Plate in eyecatching fashion.

The Bass-Robinson team ran riot through the bumper nine-race programme, with five winners that included capturing three of the four features.

Golden Hostess finishes powerfully under Aldo Domeyer (Pic – Chase Liebenberg0

Their feature rout commenced with an eyecatching win by Gold Standard’s talented daughter Golden Hostess (12-1) who charged clear under Aldo Domeyer to beat Hold My Hand (10-1) by 0,30 lengths.

The top two are both Drakenstein home-bred daughters of Trippi stallion, Gold Standard.

Ironically, it was another Drakenstein home-bred who was to be the disappointment of the race. Dynasty daughter Inara’s Dynasty never showed and ran downfield.

A winner of 2 races with 3 places -including a decent fourth in the Gr2 Topsport International The Debutante on Marshalls World Of Sport Gold Cup day – from 5 starts, Golden Hostess is a very well-related Drakenstein home-bred daughter  of Trippi stallion Gold Standard  out of  the US bred French Deputy mare, Hosta – a half sister to US Gr1 winner, Colstar.

With his son Gold Standard producing the exacta, it was certainly a memorable day for Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi, whose unbeaten son Charles Dickens romped to a brilliant win in the Gr3 Cape Classic.

Trippi also enjoyed success as a broodmare sire on Saturday, with his daughter Agra dam of Saturday’s Need For Speed Sprint runner up Hithemhardsunshine, and another daughter, former Gr1 South African Fillies Sprint winner Real Princess, dam of Saturday’s Listed Southeaster Sprint second place finisher Gimme A Prince.

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