Former Coolmore shuttler Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat-Mariah's Storm, by Rahy) added a South African black-type success when Australian-bred 4YO mare Illumiere (Giant's Causeway-Inspired, by Fasliyev) scored a 1.75-lengths victory in the R120,000 (A$20,000) Listed Lady's Bracelet (1600m) for fillies & mares at Fairview. Illumiere (ridden by Gavin Venter for trainer Alan Greeff) defeated fellow Australian-bred 4YO mare Ocean Of Time (Refuse To Bend-Illustria, by Seeking The Gold) & another 4YO mare Sarah Em (Tamburlaine-Dancing Slipper, by Shoe Danzig). Illumiere took her record to 3 wins & 5 placings from 14 starts.
4 Aust-Bred Winners In South Africa
Meanwhile 3 other Australian-bred gallopers (in addition to Illumiere) scored weekend victories in South Africa:
- 2YO colt Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready-Yes She Can Cancan, by Canny Lad) won on debut over 1000m at Kenilworth for trainer Justin Snaith. Gimmethegreenlight was a $155,000 weanling at the 2009 Magic Millions National Sale.
- 4YO gelding Exclaim n Exclude (Exceed And Excel-Punchess, by Two Punch) won over 1200m at Clairwood overnight for trainer Charles Laird. Exclaim n Exclude was a $580,000 yearling consigned by Brooklyn Lodge at the 2008 Magic Millions Premier Sale on the Gold Coast.
- 6YO gelding Epursimuove (Galileo-Flying Matinee, by Flying Spur) won over 2000m at Clairwood overnight for trainer Dave Goss. Epursimuove was a $27,500 yearling consigned by Bowness Stud at the 2006 Magic Millions Premier Sale.