Wilgerbosdrift’s ill-fated sire Soft Falling Rain made more headlines on Saturday when his talented four-year-old daughter Gin Fizz justified favouritism in The Lady’s Stakes (Non-Black Type) (1200m) on the inside track at Turffontein.
From her sire’s first crop, Gin Fizz made all the running in Saturday’s sprint, under a fine ride by Callan Murray, to score by a neck.
There was a delay to the running of The Lady’s Stakes when both Operetta (16-1) and The Fifth Wave (4-1) both lost a shoe and had to be re-shod.
Bred and owned by Wilgerbosdrift, Gin Fizz, who had finished second previously in four graded/listed races, claimed her third win from 15 starts, in a time of 71.69.
The filly, who took her earnings to over R400 000 with Saturday’s win, joins the likes of graded stakes winners Montreal Mist and World Radar as notable performers to have emerged from Soft Falling Rain’s first crop.
Soft Falling Rain’s second crop also looks promising, with that crop including G1 Golden Horse Medallion runner up Pray For Rain, the stakes placed Eternal Hope and Sophomore Sprint third Purple Cloud.