ZIMBABWE OAKS (Listed)
Barrowdale, Turf, 2000m
25 May 2014
Zimbabwe crowned its inaugural Triple Tiara winner at Borrowdale Park Sunday when Mullins Bay’s Casey’s Dance swept through the Zimbabwe Oaks (Listed) field to record an emphatic victory.
The Lisa Harris-trained filly disputed favouritism with her stable companion Demitasse (Horse Chestnut), winner of the Zimbabwe Derby at a canter, and many believed she would find the distance a touch too far after she finished third behind Lucky Sam (Imperial Stride) in a 2000m Listed race in March. Before that she won the Fillies Classic over 1600m and the TBA Silver Slipper over 1800m - the first two legs of the Triple Tiara.
Jockey Quinton Riddle settled Casey’s Dance one from the back as Emerald Oz (Mullins Bay) set a fast pace from Sin Latigo and Demitasse. Olympic Goal (Solskjaer) and Felan (Sail From Seattle) were next, ahead of Supa Dupa (AP Arrow) and Princess Kate (Soar With Eagles). Arrowfield brought up the rear. Emerald Oz tired shortly after the runners turned for home, leaving Sin Latigo in front, but the Corne Spies-trained runner had no answer to the finishing burst of Casey’s Dance as she made short work of her opposition drawing away in the final 100m to beat Sin Latigo (Silvano) by just under two lengths. Arrowfield (AP Arrow) finished third, with Demitasse fourth.
Casey’s Dance was bred by Clifton Stud and is a R40,000 graduate of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Two-Year-Old Sale. She is owned by the Sunmark Racing Syndicate (Nom: Mr RE Davenport).
Zimbabwe Oaks (Listed)
|1||CASEY'S DANCE||Q Riddle||A Harris||58.0||2||0.00|
|2||SIN LATIGO||GJ Williams||C Spies||58.0||7||1.50|
|3||ARROWFIELD||B Ncnaughton||A Wright||58.0||9||1.55|
|4||DEMITASSE (ZIM)||R Simons||A Harris||58.0||8||5.55|
|5||PRINCESS KATE (ZIM)||L Pagel||G Terzi||58.0||1||6.05|
|6||SUPA DUPA||K Zechner||A Bronkhorst||58.0||5||8.05|
|7||EMERALD OZ||F Herholdt||C Spies||58.0||4||14.05|
|8||FELAN||T Apple||C Spies||58.0||3||17.05|
|9||OLYMPIC GOAL||F Naude||C Spies||58.0||6||17.55|
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