Alula's Star continues along her winning ways!
It was another gutsy win from ALULA'S STAR, the speedy filly that just loves to win. The lightly raced 3-year-old filly was only having her 6th start and made herself a 3 time winner, including two 2nd's and a 3rd in her other starts. Certainly the type of horse every owner would love to have run in their colours.
She is a filly by newer Stallion and SA raced, RED RAY. The stallion has not had too many runners on the track yet, but she is certainly one that stands out in his early crops. The speedy filly definitely looks like an out and out sprinter and will be nice to watch how she continues to mature with age and racing experience. Young apprentice, Philasande Mxoli has ridden her in all 6 starts and they seem to get on perfectly together. This latest win saw Philasande jump out and find himself in the lead and with a well balanced and patient ride, he was able to keep her in front and guide her past the line to win by 0,75 lengths. With this win under her belt her merit rating is sure to increase further and things will not always be that easy but it is such a positive to see how competitive she has been with every run and seems to show a lot of heart, so who knows if the stars are her limit!
Mr Ian van Schalkwyk, a very long time patron of the stable is synonymous with owning some great fillies in his time as an owner and this is another one to add to the list and give further enjoyment to the highs of owning a horse and celebrating a winner, very big well done to Mr van Schalkwyk.
This win makes it 14 winners for the stable's season so far and a very high strike rate of 16% runners to winners, and an overall 62% place percentage. Its been a big team effort and is not possible without the right horses and the owners needed to provide them.
Thanks to the sponsor once again for all their support - HOLLYWOODBETS.