First winner for July champion

First winner for July champion
The Highlands Farm bred, Dashing Scarlet, became the first winner for her famous dam, Dancer’s Daughter, when running out an impressive winner at the Vaal on debut.

Sent out a hot-pot 6-10 favourite for a maiden plate over 1400m, the flashy grey 3yo made no mistakes, easily accounting for a field of 12 rivals in the process.

Dashing Scarlet, who was ridden by Anthony Delpech, drew clear to win by a comfortable 2.75 lengths. Owned by Wilgerbosdrift (for whom she is a mouth watering broodmare prospect), Dashing Scarlet is trained by Mike de Kock.

By the deceased champion sire Western Winter, Dashing Scarlet was a R1 000 000 buy at the 2012 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 1).

She is the first runner, and winner, for her dam, former Equus Champion Dancer’s Daughter. The latter, a grey daughter of Act One, was an Equus Champion Older Female Miler in 2008 and Equus Champion Older Female in 2009. Dancer’s Daughter’s ten wins netted her over R3 900 000 in prize money, and she scored an historic dead-heat with Pocket Power in the 2008 Vodacom Durban July.

Dancer’s Daughter also has a Dynasty 2yo colt, who has been named Imibala.


Dashing Scarlet’s sire, Western Winter, has been in prolific form this week – and Dashing Scarlet was the third debut winner for her sire in just three days! She was preceded by La Cenerentola and Dubai Dancing, both of whom won at Scottsville on Tuesday.

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