Smart filly for Royal Air Force
Sorrento Stud’s Royal Air Force looks to have produced a talented filly in the form of Petty Officer.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Petty Officer won a good race at Durbanville on Saturday, when breaking her maiden at the second time of asking for trainer Greg Ennion and owner Braam Van Huyssteen.
Petty Officer, who lost ground first time out when third to highly rated filly Princess Ofthe Sky, made no mistakes on Saturday. Despite having to overcome a rough trip, Petty Officer produced a nice turn of foot to win, going away, by a neck.
She is the second smart filly to have emerged from Royal Air Force’s first crop – with the renamed stakes performer Coco being the other.
Royal Air Force was a high-class performer, who won from 1000-2000m. He scored the biggest win of his career when successful in the Gr2 Astrapak 1900 of 2007 – where Royal Air Force accounted for the likes of Grade One winners Our Giant, Major Bluff and Equal Image.
A Jet Master half-brother to champion Imperious Sue, Royal Air Force stands the 2013 season for a fee of R10 000.