The Mike Miller trained Treasured Pearl looks to be emulating her Gr2 winning sister, taking the Non Black Type Beach Beauty Mile on Sunday at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
Bred by Ben Sahd’s Waterford Stud and owned by the same, the daughter of Philanthropist is now a winner of two from only three starts, and placed on debut over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
In the process, she defeated with well connected Maria Corolina, bred in partnership by Coolmore & Maine Chance Farms and a daughter of Vercingetorix, racing in the colours of Hong Kong owner Mr Robert Chung. She also defeated the smart Hawker Typhoon, also owned by Hong Kong interests – Pam and CJ Ferraris – the wife and daughter of David and South African champion apprentice jockey, Luke.
Ashton Arries has ridden the liver chestnut filly to all of her starts. Treasured Pearl is also a half-sister to Perfect Pursuit, a recent winner in Mauritius.
King’s Temptress, an impressive debut winner in the Gr2 Nursery a few years ago at Turffontein, has a Dynasty filly 2yo on offer at the Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale, bred and consigned by Ridgemont Highlands and named Rebel as Lot 166.
King’s Temptress (by King Of Kings who is a Group producing broodmare sire) is the dam of two winners from her first two foals – including Wallis Simpson and Rumour Has It – the latter by Dynasty.
This is also the family of Golden Taipan.
The Mike Miller Racing Stable have some exciting types in their stables – including the grey Legislate colt Silver Fox Dog who will be aimed at the KZN Champions Season, Great Shaka entered for the Golden Loom Listed and two horses entered for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, brought to you by Bloodstock South Africa.
Mike Miller has 76 horses in training with 38 two year olds and they are looking forward to the season to come with their babies, having enjoyed enormous support from leading farms around the country. Mike is assisted by his son Sterling who manages the bloodstock aspect including his own Pound Bloodstock, whilst Craig Eudey is assistant trainer and Ashton Arries the retained jockey.
Exciting times ahead for the KZN stable!
Images: Candiese Lenferna