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Derby Day Success For Green Street Bloodstock

Green Street Bloodstock’s success continued on ARF Commemorative Cape Derby at Kenilworth this past Saturday when the syndicate’s three-year-old filly Silver Tiara ran out an easy winner of the eighth and final race.

The consistent Silver Tiara, who had finished in the first four in each of her five previous starts, was sent off a 11-4 shot for Saturday’s Calulo Shipping Maiden Plate (F&M) over 1600m. Favouritism for Saturday’s 1600m contest was entrusted to Nippy Sweetie, but the latter proved bitterly disappointing and eventually finished last of the ten runners.

Silver Tiara, who benefitted from a blinker strike, raced seven lengths off the leader, as Blue Gangster went out to make the running. However, when jockey Morne Winaar asked the question, Silver Tiara produced an impressive turn of foot when racing down the inside and Silver Tiara kicked clear to score by a facile two lengths.

Trained by Glen Kotzen, and owned by Green Street Bloodstock in partnership with Mr Breitenbach, Silver Tiara was breaking her maiden at the ninth time of asking.

The Klawervlei Stud bred filly is a daughter of the Klawervlei based July winner and Commands mare Satin Silver –herself a dual winner who ran second in the Listed Sun Classique Handicap. Satin Silver’s own dam Bow Street (by Rainbow Quest) is a half-sister to G3 Scottish Classic winner Baron Ferdinand, and further back, this is the family of such standout performers as Shirley Heights and Pentire.