Asylum Seeker Daughter Scores At Kenilworth

Wilgerbosdrift bred champion Asylum Seeker, who has spent her stud career in Australia, had a smart looking winner at Kenilworth on Tuesday afternoon when her daughter Freedom Seeker scored over 1000 metres.

Trained by Patrick Kruyer, the Tara Farm bred filly appeared to have her work cut out, as the front running Pippielangkous was well clear in the final 200m, but, under a strong ride from Greg Cheyne, Freedom Seeker ran on down the inside to collar the pacesetter close home and went on to record a three-parts of a length win.

A three-year-old daughter of deceased Golden Slipper winner Stratum, the lightly raced Freedom Seeker has now won two of only four starts, and she looks a potentially classy sort in the making.

Freedom Seeker, a fourth winner for her dam, was an $80 000 buy from the 2018 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Her Count Dubois sired dam Asylum Seeker, who is currently in foal to Smart Missile, won four of seven starts as a two-year-old, including the 2006 G1 Golden Slipper, and she was subsequently named South Africa’s Champion 2YO Filly of 2006.

From the same family as South African Horse Of The Year, and now top class broodmare sire, Horse Chestnut, Asylum Seeker has left her mark in Australia as the dam of talented Sebring filly Scarlet Dream. The latter has won or placed in seven starts and was runner up to Verry Elleegant in the 2019 G1 Australian Oaks.