Peter Filly Burns The Turf

Close - but the money is in the bank

Recent Bloodstock SA Sales Cup winner Big Burn turned on the jets with another  powerful front-running performance to win the R115 000 The Lady’s Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday.

The winner, a full sister to Paul Peter’s classic performer of last season, Catch Twentytwo, held on in a desperately close finish with Lyle Hewitson in full flight on Sean Tarry’s Full Velocity.

Big Burn (Warren Kennedy) holds on doggedly as Full Velocity (Lyle Hewitson) keeps her honest (Pic – JC Photos)

But the result of the non black-type feature was in the frame and the money in the bank with national log-leading rider Warren Kennedy (his 44th victory in just 37 days of the new season!), the architect  of what will go down as a finely judged ride.

The judge announced that Big Burn had gotten the verdict by a neck and clocked 70,61 seconds for the the inside track 1200m.

Bred by Narrow Creek Stud, the winner is a daughter of Elusive Fort (Fort Wood) out of the once winning Argonaut mare, Ignition Lady.

A BSA National 2yo Sale R300 000 graduate, the appropriately named Big Burn took her tally to 3 wins with 1 place from 4 starts for gross earnings of R388 000.

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