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Val De Ra Wins South Africa Gr1 Fillies Sprint
Boom 4YO mare Val De Ra (Var-Minelli, by Elliodor) scored a 0,75-length victory in the R450,000 (A$65,000) Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint (1200m) for fillies & mares at Scottsville. Val De Ra (ridden by Stuart Randolph for trainer Dennis Drier) defeated Irish-bred 5YO mare Headstrong (Pivotal-Rash, by Pursuit Of Love) & 3YO filly Covenant (Western Winter-Secret Pact, by Bush Telegraph). Val De Ra took her record to 9 wins (also including both April’s Gr1 Computaform Sprint over 1000m at Turffontein & Listed Kwazulu-Natal Stakes over 1000m at Clairwood, plus 2010’s Listed Kwazulu-Natal Stakes over 1000m at Greyville) & 1 placing (in 2010’s Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville) from 10 starts for R1,363,173 (A$195,000) earnings.