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SCOTTSVILLE will host the debut appearance of South African speed champion Val De Ra’s exciting first foal on Sunday.

The plain bay filly is cast in the non-flashy mould of her internationally rated sire Oasis Dream and has been the talk of the SA racing world for some time.

A match made in heaven! This was the sentiment when leading Cape breeders Avontuur took the plunge and sent their home-bred speed sensation Val De Ra overseas to Green Desert’s brilliant speed son.

Dream De Ra makes her much anticipated debut just weeks after her year younger half-sister by Frankel – also trained by Dennis Drier – made her opener at Kenilworth.

After months of hype and anticipation, the flashy chestnut Miss Frankel showed pace but faded late to run unplaced – obviously overwhelmed by the attention and the reality of the hustle and bustle of the race.

The now 3yo Dream De Ra makes a delayed first racecourse appearance after being given time off following a self-inflicted injury.

Photo: Val de Ra, with Dream De Ra as a weanling at Avontuur.