Daily News Archive
Daily News Subscription
Captain's Gal Wins South Africa Gr1 Fillies Sprint
Also in South Africa, 4YO mare Captain's Gal (Captain Al-Isle Of Capri, by Centenary) scored by a neck in the R500,000 (A$71,000) Gr1 South African Fillies Sprint (1200m) for fillies & mares at Scottsville. Captain's Gal (ridden by Piere Strydom for trainer Sean Tarry) defeated Irish-bred 3YO filly Gibraltar Blue (Rock Of Gibraltar-Holly Blue, by Bluebird) & fellow 3YO filly Val De Ra (Var-Minelli, by Elliodor). Captain's Gal took her record to 9 wins (also including last start's Gr2 Camellia Stakes over 1160m at Turffontein on May 1 & Gr3 Flamboyant Stakes over 1600m at Greyville, plus 2009's Listed Syringa Handicap over 1600m at Turffontein) & 8 placings (including 2009's Gr2 Ipi Tombe Challenge over 1600m at Turffonetin, Gr2 Tibouchina Stakes over 1450m at Clairwood & Listed Joburg Spring Challenge over 1450m at Turffontein, plus 2008's Listed Goldfields Sprint over 1200m at Turffontein) from 22 starts for R1,024,175 (A$146,000) earnings.