First winner for Scarlet Letter
Ill-fated Scarlet Letter, who spent his brief stud career at Rosedene Stud, was represented by his first winner as a sire on Saturday.
His daughter, Perpetua, broke her maiden in eye catching fashion, romping home to win by four and a half lengths at Durbanville for owner-trainer Greg Ennion. The juvenile has now won or placed in all three of her outings to date, and she is unlikely to stop here. Perpetua was a R60 000 buy at the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 2).
Bred by the Rosedene Stud, Perpetua is from her sire’s only crop of foals, produced before Scarlet Letter’s untimely death.
To date, Scarlet Letter has been represented by just three winners – two of whom have either won or run in the money.
Scarlet Letter was a lightning fast horse, who won six races from just 12 local outings. He won from 1000-1450m, and reeled off a hatrick of victories in his first three outings.
A beautifully bred horse, Scarlet Letter is by champion sire Danehill, whose 340 plus stakes winners include champion sires Dansili, Danehill Dancer, Redoute’s Choice, Fastnet Rock and the sensational Exceed And Excel.
The stallion was produced by the winning Machiavellian mare Dancing Mirage, whose other foals include Gr3 Jersey Stakes winner Ouqba.
His second dam is the stakes winner Lyphard mare Kraemer – second dam of Hong Kong G1 winner, Housemaster.