Bloodstock South Africa had yet another notable triumph this year when BSA sold three-year-olds filled the first four placings in Saturday’s G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship.
Not only was the Hollywoodbets Durbanville feature won by Bloodstock South Africa graduate Rascova, BSA alumni Double Grand Slam, Royals and Luna Halo ran second, third and fourth respectively in a race widely considered to be the leading trial for the prestigious Cape Fillies Guineas.
Always up with the pace, classy filly Rascova, under a positive, front running ride from Craig Zackey had her better fancied rivals on the stretch a long way from home, with Rascova eventually powering home to score impressively by three and a half lengths.
The 2023 Western Cape Fillies Championship was also a triumph for trainer Glen Kotzen, whose charges Rascova and Royals ran first and third respectively.
Bred by Cheveley Stud, Rascova races for Itssa It & Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
The filly, a R260 000 purchase from the 2022 Cape Yearling Sale, has now won three of just eight starts, with Rascova having also prevailed in last season’s Listed City Of Cape Town Summer Juvenile Stakes.
Rascova is a daughter of the much missed G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Lancaster Bomber (she is her sire’s first G2 winner) and the five time winning Western Winter mare Netsuke, with Netsuke herself a full-sister to G1 SA Fillies Sprint runner up Maelstrom.
Cheveley Stud’s Vaughan Koster will be bringing three lots to the upcoming November Two Year Old Sale, including a Master Of My Fate three-parts brother (Lot 16) to dual G1 Summer Cup winner Master Sabina.