Bloodstock South Africa had three more reasons to celebrate following the Charity Mile race meeting at Turffontein on Saturday.
No fewer than three BSA graduates saluted in graded races at Turffontein on Saturday, with Miss Daisy winning the G3 HSH Princess Charlene Starling Stakes, Anfields Rocket landing the G3 Allied Steelrode Graham Beck Stakes and Gilded Butterfly swooping to land Saturday’s G3 4Racing Yellowwood Handicap respectively.

The Billy Ruiters trained Miss Daisy showed her class when accounting for some very promising fillies when she captured Saturday’s G3 Starling Stakes (1400m) at Turffontein. Under a strong ride from Ryan Munger, Miss Daisy dug down deep to best fellow BSA graduate Feather Boa and land the 2022 Starling Stakes by a neck.
Bred by Bush Hill Stud, Miss Daisy has proved a wonderful money spinner for her owner Mr Pooe, with Saturday’s victory taking the daughter of Crusade’s earnings to nearly R500 000.
Winner of The Lady’s Stakes two starts back, Miss Daisy was a bargain R40 000 buy from the 2021 August Two Year Old Sale.

Miss Daisy, who is out of the winning Count Dubois mare Heliantha, has now won four and been placed five times from just 11 starts and she won’t stop here!

Grant Maroun, looks to have a top-class prospect on his hands in the form of Anfields Rocket. The latter, owned by his trainer, made it four wins in a row, and four wins from just five starts, when accounting for some of South Africa’s most exciting three-year-olds when he won Saturday’s G3 Graham Beck Stakes (1400m), a traditional prep for the G2 Dingaans. Under a great ride from Kaidan Brewer, Anfields Rocket hit the front 200m from home and kept finding more to hold off the previously unbeaten Shoemaker and win by half a length.
Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Anfields Rocket was a R11 000 buy when sold at the 2020 July Online Auction.

A first graded stakes winner for his sire Coup De Grace, Anfields Rocket, a half-brother to Winter Juvenile Stakes winner Counts Rocket, is out of the Galileo mare Milla’s Rocket.
Classy four-year-old filly Gilded Butterfly provided her trainer Stuart Pettigrew, owner Mr Ackerman and sire Flower Alley with a second consecutive win in the G3 Yellowwood Handicap when she landed Saturday’s Yellowwood Handicap (1800m) in fine style.
Under Kabelo Matsunyane, the Maine Chance Farms bred filly hit the front shortly after the field turned for home and kept finding more to win her first graded race by a length and three-quarters.
Yet to be unplaced in 11 starts, the consistent Gilded Butterfly took her earnings to R377 000 with her Yellowwood win.

The filly, who is out of the G2 Gold Bracelet winning Silvano mare Gallica Rose, was a R50 000 buy from the 2020 National Yearling Sale.