Caralluma Romps To Devon Air Win

Unbeaten filly Caralluma stamped herself a potential future star when running out the easiest of winners in Sunday’s Listed Devon Air Stakes brought to you by News Milkfund (1400m) at Hollywoodbets Greyville.

The Sean Tarry trained daughter of the Tarry trained July winner Pomodoro had won her only previous start impressively when romping home over 1450m at Turffontein, and was sent out a 7-2 chance to follow that effort up on Sunday.

Under replacement rider Bernard Fayd’Herbe, Caralluma was green and had to be ridden along early on, but when Fayd’Herbe asked his filly to quicken, Carallum hit the front and stormed home to record a hugely impressive four length win.

Favourite Due Diligence (16-10) was well beaten in second, but did pick up some black type for her efforts, with the Glen Kotzen trained Stella Act (14-1) taking third, 4.7 lengths off the winner.

Now unbeaten in two starts, the Klawervlei Stud bred Caralluma claimed the Devon Air Stakes in a time of 86.49 while making her first start in KZN.

One of two feature race winners in as many days for her sire Pomodoro, Caralluma was a R150 000 buy from the 2019 Cape Yearling Sale.

The filly was produced by two time winning Kahal mare Kalanchoe, whose G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes winning dam Spring Garland was a half-sister to high-class miler Imbongi.

Images: Candiese Lenferna Photography