owner rupert plersch and racehorse tizaRupert Plersch and Tiza
(Racing News Wire / Heather Morkel)

Tiza continued to fly the flag for South Africa in France on Sunday when he won the G3 Prix de Meautry at Deauville. Bred by Daytona Stud and owned by good friend and client of Summerhill, Rupert Plersch, Tiza reportedly made strong headway on the outside to lead 200 metres from home to add to his victories in last year’s Gr3 Prix de Ris-Orangis and Gr3 Prix de Seine-et-Oise.

By Mr Prospector out of Storm Cat’s top-class three parts sister Chapel Of Dreams, Tiza’s sire Goldkeeper has sired twelve Graded winners from 398 foals and stands at Sandown Stud in South Africa for R50,000. Successful in two Gr2 races and runner-up in the Gr1 Mercury Sprint in his native South Africa, Tiza is the fourth foal of Elliodor mare Mamushka .

Says trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre: “I’m tempted to try the G1 Prix de l’Abbaye (at Longchamp October 5) again, but we will only go there if the ground is soft enough for him.”