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Ebony Flyer Wins South Africa Gr1 Fillies Sprint
The 4YO mare Ebony Flyer (Jet Master-Sunshine Lover, by Badger Land) returned from a 4-months spell to score a 1-length victory in the R500,000 (A$63,000) Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint (1200m) for fillies & mares at Scottsville. Ebony Flyer (ridden by Bernard Fayd'Herbe for trainer Justin Snaith) defeated favoured UK-bred fellow 4YO mare Welwitschia (Oasis Dream-Maid For Romance, by Pursuit Of Love) & 3YO filly She's A Stunner (Toreador-Little Stunner, by Al Mufti). Ebony Flyer took her record to 8 wins (also including 2011's Gr3 Diana Stakes over 1400m at Durbanville, plus 2010's Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas over 1600m at Kenilworth, Gr2 Fillies Championship over 1400m at Kenilworth & Listed Lady's Slipper Stakes over 1400m at Arlington) & 2 placings (in 2011's Gr1 Queen's Plate over 1600m at Kenilworth & Gr2 Diadem Stakes over 1200m at Kenilworth) from 11 starts.