Oakleigh Plate glory for Bezrin
Saturday’s brilliant G1 William Hill Oakleigh Plate winner Shamal Wind provided a further boost to the pedigree of the Western Cape based stallion Bezrin.
A daughter of Dubawi, Shamal Wind was picking up the first Group 1 win of her career when victorious in Saturday’s $400 000 1100m sprint.
It was a case of third time lucky for Shamal Wind, who was making her third attempt in the Oakleigh. Saturday’s victory pushed the mare’s winning tally to eight, and Shamal Wind’s owners Rob and Donna Love have now banked over AUS$830 000. Out of the Machiavellian mare Firemaid, Shamal Wind has now won or placed in 12 stakes races.
Shamal Wind’s second dam is Darling Flame – herself a G3 placed daughter of champion Capote and dam of Cape stallion Bezrin.
Darling Flame, who is also the second dam of Group 2 Rockfel Stakes heroine Al Thakhira (like Shamal Wind a daughter of Dubawi), is out of the Gr1 Fantasy Stakes winner My Darling One (by Exclusive Native).
Danzig’s son Bezrin, who stands at The Rock Stud in Paarl, has enjoyed a successful season thus far with his winners during the 2014-2015 racing season including Gr2 Charity Mile winner Bezanova.