10 January 2011
Emerald Cove Wins South Africa Gr1 Paddock Stakes
In South Africa, 3YO filly Emerald Cove (Captain Al-Resolution Bay, by Caesour) scored a 0.75-length victory over her older rivals in the R1 million (A$150,000) weight-for-age Gr1 Paddock Stakes (1800m) for fillies & mares at Kenilworth. Emerald Cove (ridden by Felix Coetzee for trainer Justin Snaith) defeated 4YO mare Flirtation (Silvano-French Treasure, by Mullineaux) & 5YO mare Love Is In The Mare (Jet Master-Careful Step, by Jungle Cove). Emerald Cove took her record to 5 wins & 6 placings (including 2010's Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas over 1600m at Kenilworth, Gr2 Odessa Stud Fillies Championship over 1400m at Kenilworth & Listed Irridescence Stakes over 1500m at Kenilworth) from 12 starts.