Lammerskraal Stud bred and owned fillies dominated the finish in Friday night’s Listed KRA East Coast Cup at Greyville.
At the line it was the Go Deputy filly, Deputy Ryder, who prevailed at the expense of fellow Lammerskraal bred and owned filly Gathering Fame.
The pair fought out a thrilling finish to the 2000m contest, which saw Deputy Ryder win by a short head from former Listed Jamaica Handicap winner Gathering Fame. G3 Victress Stakes winner Ma Choix was back in third place.
Friday night’s win was the second stakes win of the filly’s career, with Deputy Ryder having previously been successful in the Listed Queen Palm Stakes last year. The four-year-old has now won five times from 1600 up to 2400 and has banked R387 000 in stakes.
Deputy Ryder’s win was yet another feather in the cap of her red hot sire Go Deputy, who is currently South Africa’s fourth leading sire of 3yos, and ranks ahead of such top stallions as Dynasty, Judpot, and Western Winter on that log.
Go Deputy, whose top representatives this season include Triple Crown winner Abashiri and Polytrack hero Gogetthesheriff, will stand for a fee of R20 000, live foal, in 2016.
The son of Deputy Minister (himself broodmare sire of Curlin –sire of Saturday’s G1 Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator), was also in the headlines at Saturday’s Highveld Feature Season Awards ceremony.
His brilliant son Abashiri walked off with three awards on the evening –with the Lammerskraal bred gelding picking up the Horse Of The Season, champion 3yo colt/gelding and champion stayer awards.