Madame Justice, a full sister to former Horse Of The Year Legislate, made a cracking impression on racegoers when romping home to break her maiden by nine and a quarter lengths at Greyville on Friday evening.
Bred by Cheveley Stud, Madame Justice had run fourth, beaten under three lengths, first time out and looked sure to appreciate Friday’s step up in trip to 1600m.
The blue blooded three-year-old duly did so, when romping home in style for trainer Charles Laird and owners The Fire Racing Trust and she looks a filly worth following.
Madame Justice, who was a R550 000 buy from last year’s National Sale, is out of the four time winning Restructure mare Champers. The latter’s son Legislate, now a four time G1 winner, was named South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2013-2014, with the son of Dynasty’s wins during the season including the G1 Vodacom Durban July, G1 Daily News 2000, G1 Investec Cape Derby and G2 KRA Guineas. Legislate later added to his tally of G1 wins last season when defeating stable mate, and subsequent Horse of The Year (also by Dynasty) Futura to land the G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge and has currently earned in excess of R5.5 million in stakes.
Madame Justice also provided boom sire Dynasty with yet another winner, on a weekend when the former Horse Of The Year’s offspring dominated proceedings in the G3 Kuda Matchem Stakes.
Dynasty sons Act Of War, Heartland and Line Break ran 1-2-4 in the Matchem Stakes, while the third place finisher Charles Lytton is a son Thomas Crown –a Rich Man’s Gold half brother to Dynasty!