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High hopes for Go Deputy filly

26th Sep 2018

Lammerskraal Stud’s resident sire Go Deputy continues to make his mark on the South African turf (despite a lack of numbers) and the G1 winning millionaire was at it again at Turffontein on Heritage day.

Go Deputy was represented by just two runners at Turffontein’s Monday meeting, but both Iditarod Trail and Insignis caught the eye and both look on track to enjoy good seasons this year.

Go Deputy’s Abashiri

Four-year-old filly Insignis made it win number three from just seven outings when downing the Australian bred Fariha by half a length in an assessment plate over 1800m. Trained by Geoff Woodruff, the Lammerskraal Stud bred and owned filly has only finished out of the money once in seven outings.

Insignis, a close fourth to subsequent G1 winner Redberry Lane in last season’s Listed Syringa Handicap, is one of a growing number of high class daughters of Go Deputy, with others including such notable stakes winners as Flying Ice, Adobe Pink, Tambalang, Widow’s Lamp, Deputy Ryder and the hugely talented Flichity By Farr-to name a few!

A full-sister to Settlers Trophy winner Arezzo and the smart Alula Borealis, Insignis is being pointed towards the G3 Yellowwood Handicap.

Her paternal half-brother Iditarod Trail also caught the eye on Monday,  when he finished second, beaten just over a length, to G1 Premiers Champion Stakes runner up Alyaasaat in an assessment plate over 1600m.

Go Deputy

The gelded 3yo, also trained by Geoff Woodruff, was making just the third start of his career –having broken his maiden last time out impressively over 1450 metres.

A full-brother to East Cape champion and Oaks winner Widow’s Lamp, Iditarod Trail looks to have the scope and pedigree to make up into a very smart performer.

From the same family as breed shaping sire Fappiano, Go Deputy continues to sport impressive statistics. The sire of retired Triple Crown winner Abashiri, he is siring more than 50% winners to runners and is also siring 17% black type performers to runners.

A proven sire of graded stakes winners, Go Deputy has some very smart four-year-olds, such as Full Mast, Flichity By Farr, Widow’s Lamp Insignis, representing him at the moment –despite that crop consisting of just 14 registered foals.

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