Lady’s Slipper Stakes joy for Fire Away

Wilgerbosdrift’s well performed young stallion Fire Away, currently one of the leading First Season Sires in South Africa this season, looks to have come up with a very smart filly in the form of Luna Halo.The latter made it three Listed wins in a row when Luna Halo romped away with the Listed Lady’s Slipper Stakes, run at Fairview on Friday.

A two-year-old filly trained by Alan Greeff, Luna Halo was sent off a well backed tote favourite for Friday’s Listed R150 000 and duly obliged in facile fashion.

Under a redhot Richard Fourie, the daughter of Fire Away was in command a long way from home, and powered clear to win decisively by two and a quarter lengths.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Luna Halo has now four of just five starts, with the filly having captured the Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery and Listed Dahlia Plate in her two previous starts.
Out of the Captain Al mare Sun Sentinel, Luna Halo looks likely to be crowned the East Cape’s champion two-year-old filly come the end of the current season.

She is one of eight winners to have emerged from the first crop of Fire Away, whose other early winners include Listed Storm Bird Stakes runner up Fire ‘N Flames and G1 Gold Medallion entrant Egyptian Mau.