What A Winter Filly Stamps Her Authority

Non-Black Type KwaZulu-Natal Stakes

Winning Form-sponsored jockey Serino Moodley has enjoyed a good run for the Sean Tarry team this year and booted home a third feature (albeit a non-black type) winner for the champion Randjesfontein yard, when the lightly raced What A Winter filly Winter Greeting won the R135 000 KwaZulu-Natal Stakes at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday.

Serino Moodley booted home a third feature winner for the Sean Tarry Team with Winter Greeting winning the KwaZulu-Natal Stakes (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Moodley won two listed features earlier this year on Tarry’s talented Drakenstein filly Silver Hills, and showed his fine judgement when producing the easy-to-back Winter Greeting (6-1) late in the 1000m contest to win in a time of 59,54 secs.

Another Gauteng raider in Moonshiningthrough (13-2) dead-heated with the Mark Dixon-trained Captain’s Christy (8-1) for second, and were beaten 2,40 lengths.

The Justin Snaith-trained favourite Baltic Secret (17-10) failed to quicken and ran fifth, just over 3 lengths off the winner. She was returning from a 17 week break and probably needed the run.

A R300 000 Cape Premier Yearling Sale graduate, the Lammerskraal Stud-raced winner was bred by Syrilla Stud and is a 4yo daughter of speed champion What A Winter (Western Winter) out of the well-related graded stakes winning Kahal mare, Eastern Greeting.

Syrilla Stud offer a half sister by champion Vercingetorix (Silvano) on the forthcoming National Yearling Sale – see Gallic Greeting, lot 122.

Winter Greeting, a winner of her first three starts on the trot, took her stakes tally to R335 626, with her fifth win from 9 starts.

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