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Viva Maria Wins South Africa Gr1 Woolavington 2000
Also in South Africa, Viva Maria (Jet Master-Bardot, by Badger Land) scored a 4-lengths victory in the R500,000 (A$63,000) Gr1 Woolavington 2000 (2000m) for 3YO fillies at Greyville. Viva Maria (ridden by Anthony Delpech for trainer Mike de Kock) defeated Ilha Bela (Fort Wood-Ilha da Vitoria, by Candy Stripes) & Australian-bred Dubai Gina (Dubai Destination-Anemometer, by Sunday Silence). Viva Maria took her record to 4 wins & 2 placings (including May's Listed Scarlet Lady over 1800m at Scottsville) from 8 starts.