Stakes success for Cape mare Down Under
The former Cape bred Equus Champion Warning Zone was represented by her first Australian stakes winner on Saturday. Her daughter Pittsburgh Flyer (by former G1 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry) picked up the second win of her brief six race career when landing Saturday’s Listed Miss Security Stakes at Flemington over 1100m.
The 3yo filly has now won or placed in five of her six career outings and could well go on from here. Pittsburgh Flyer clearly impressed her jockey Joao Moreira, who said of his mount, “”She was fantastic,” said Joao Moreira.
“She gave me a great feel in the parade ring. They went hard in front and the trainer asked me to be patient and let her have that last dash at them.”
Pittsburgh Flyer is one of three winners for her dam, a daughter of Daytona’s former stalwart sire Elliodor, who is sadly now deceased.
Bred by Ascot Stud and raced by Team Valor, Warning Zone was South Africa’s Equus Champion 2YO Filly of 2003, when her wins included the G2 Golden Slipper (over subsequent SA Oaks winner Sabina Park) and G3 The Debutante and she also ran fourth in the G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship.
Exported to North America, Warning Zone fared well in the States, where her victories included the Marie Krantz Memorial Hcp. Retired to stud in Australia, Warning Zone’s winners include not only Pittsburgh Flyer, but useful Russian galloper Wise Rahy (by Rahy).
Out of the Ginistrelli mare War Woman, Warning Zone traced back directly in female line to South Africa’s most important tap root mare Drohsky.