Summer Pudding stamped herself as the queen of Turffontein when taking the G2 Colorado King Stakes on Saturday for Mauritzfontein and Paul Peter, with Warren Kennedy in the irons for their 9th win together.
Losing two lengths at the start, the daughter of Silvano made it look easy to win going away by 3.5 lengths in a field that included another former Summer Cup winner, Zillzaal and the smart Divine Odyssey.
Summer Puddings next aim seems to be at the Gr1 Premiers Champions Challenge on 1 May over 2000m.
Another filly making the news is the smart Summerhill Stud-bred Under Your Spell, winning the Gr3 Protea Stakes. The daughter of Piemonte-based sire Capetown Noir, who enjoyed two feature winners in two days, took her 3rd consecutive win to remain unbeaten for trainer Sean Tarry and owners Sean Tarry Racing (Pty) Ltd and Mrs BMA Lahoud and Messrs M A Currie, C N Francis, A Lahoud, Jarryd Lahoud, Allan F Peters, Larry Pogir and Craig Zoghby. Out of an impeccably bred Kingmambo mare, she is a half-sister to multiple Group winner Witchcraft.
Capetown Noir has had four Black Type wins this season.
Duncan Howells enjoyed his first feature win of the season, taking the Kings Cup Listed at Hollywoodbets Greyville with Ridgemont Highlands bred, Trip To Africa. The son of Trippi out of a Horse Chestnut mare, he is owned in partnership by Messrs G D Tooch, G L Blank, L M Nestadt, G Piha, J Sarkis and D Yutar. In the process, the Trip To Africa gave his apprentice jockey his first feature win and 42nd career win.
Congratulations to all concerned!