FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN WINNER FOR MAURICE
Japanese champion, and Arrowfield’s shuttle stallion, Maurice came up with his first winner in South Africa, when his daughter Whoa Whoa Whoa made a winning debut at Durbanville on Saturday.
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Trained by Brett Crawford, three-year-old Whoa Whoa Whoa was well supported for Saturday’s first race, the Welcome To Cape Racing Maiden Plate (F&M) (1250m), and she duly lived up to expectations with a professional display.
One of the standouts in the pre-race canter past, the Ridgemont Highlands-owned filly received a well timed ride from Anton Marcus.
Marcus kept his mount just off the front runner, before sending her to the front just after turning for home. From there, Whoa Whoa Whoa kept finding more and went on to score by a length and a quarter, while besting Magna Mater into second, and Chelsea River staying on for third.zBred by the Barnane Stud, three-year-old Whoa Whoa Whoa claimed her first win in a time of 75.72 seconds. She is from the first crop of Japanese Horse Of The Year and Champion Sprinter Maurice (by Screen Hero). The latter made a cracking start to his stud career, and is currently the Leading Second Season Sire in Japan for 2021. A half-sister to the talented Kitty Cat Chat, Whoa Whoa Whoa is out of the Fast ‘N’ Famous mare Whats New Pussycat, a half-sister to the stakes winning Seaway.