Two out of two for Orator’s Daughter
Oratorio filly, Orator’s Daughter, made it two wins from as many starts, when winning smartly at the Vaal on Tuesday afternoon. It was a good win as the filly was making her first start since winning on debut back in, and defeated the classy Negev in the process by a length and a quarter.
Orator’s Daughter’s victory certainly came at an opportune time, as her sire, Oratorio, has just arrived safely at Avontuur, where he is scheduled to stand the 2013 season.
Bred in Australia, Orator’s Daughter was a R800 000 buy at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, and is out of a mare by champion New Zealand sire O’Reilly.
Trained by Alec Laird, Orator’s Daughter is owned by Markus and Ingrid Jooste. Well regarded, the grey has been entered in the R500,000, Gr2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas.
Oratorio’s offspring have blossomed in South Africa, and include the high-class performers Ottimo, Soweto Slew, Magical Eve and Rivatorio. Orator’s Daughter looks like she could well join the ranks of those smart, stakes performers!