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By March 27, 2017February 14th, 2022News

HIGHVELD based speedball, Champagne Haze surpassed R2 million in earnings when blasting home in the Grade 2 Senor Santa Stakes over 1160m. He has been tried over further, but the short cuts suit his instant acceleration best.

Bred by Summerhill Stud and sold at CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale in 2014 as Lot 41 for what, in hindsight, is turning into a bargain deal of R280 000, the son of Kahal is out of excellent mare, Vin Fizz.

Champagne Haze has now won five times from 15 starts and looms a principal contender in upcoming feature sprints.

Two very promising CTS graduates tussled in the Listed Turffontein Oaks Trial with Belle Rose just staving off Wind Chill in an exciting struggle.

Belle Rose (Golden Sword x Vin Fizz) had run nicely behind Smiling Blue Eyes in the Fillies Guineas at her last start and relished this test of stamina. Bred at Summerhill Stud by their tremendous mare Vin Fizz and thus a half sister to Champagne Haze, she showed great resolve to ward off Wind Chill (Silvano x Windin The Willows) in a tight finish. The runner up put forth a game effort from a wide draw and this Maine Chance bred entry will try exact revenge in the Oaks itself.

The winner came off the Johannesburg RTR Sale of 2015, sold as Lot 188 for R475 000 whilst Wind Chill was purchased for R400 000 at CPYS 2015.

Photo: Champagne Haze (Gavin Lerena) wins Senor Santa Handicap.