Klipdrif Stud’s highly successful resident stallion Elusive Fort is seldom without a top class performer to his bow, and the triple G1 winner and Equus Champion made news once again at Turffontein on Champions Day this weekend.
Elusive Fort, whose G3 Vasco Prix Du Cap winning daughter Elusive Heart ran third in Friday night’s G2 Daisy Fillies Guineas, is the sire of talented three-year-old filly Secret Potion, who picked up the first feature race win of her career when landing the G2 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks on Saturday.
Trained by Geoff Woodruff and ridden to victory by Gunter Wrogemann, Secret Potion powered home to down Flichity By Farr by 1.2 lengths, leaving G1 winner Takingthepeace back in fourth.
Bred by the in-form Dr Ian Heyns, the consistent Secret Potion (who has won or placed in seven of her eight outings), had been third previously, to Takingthepeace, in the G1 WIlgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic at her most recent outing.
Out of the Parade Leader mare Lemon Drop Girl, Secret Potion, who has now earned R935 600 in prize money, was a R100 000 buy from the 2016 March Yearling Sale.
She is the latest top class filly sired by Elusive Fort, whose previous flag bearers include G1 winners Siren’s Call and Lauderdale, multi-millionaire Safe Harbour, G1 Summer Cup second Fort Ember, and the above mentioned Elusive Heart.
Secret Potion made amends for Elusive Fort’s talented daughter Siren’s Call, who was narrowly and unluckily defeated into second place in the 2015 G2 SA Oaks.