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CTS purchases trained by Sean Tarry won two of four Graded features on Guineas Day at Turffontein, Saturday.

The Visionaire filly Heaps Of Fun (S’Manga Khumalo) exacted revenge on her Fillies Mile conqueror Negroamaro when she led all the way and got the better of a dogged tussle over the final 300m to win the R500 000 Wilgerbosdrift Gr2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas.

Off The Mark (JP van der Merwe), a daughter of seven times champion sire Jet Master and former G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Sport’s Chestnut, stamped herself as a hugely valuable broodmare prospect when running out a half length winner of the Gr3 Acacia Handicap over 1600m.

For Tarry, the victory by the obviously smart Heaps Of Fun would have echoed shades of his 2015 Triple Tiara exploits with the brilliant Siren’s Call, who failed narrowly at the final hurdle of the coveted series.

The 20-1 Heaps Of Fun, owned by businessman Nchakha Moloi, lived up to her name. She caught her breath and had the last laugh, powering away to put 0,90 lengths between herself and the favourite.

Bred by Summerhill, Heaps Of Fun is a daughter of Visionaire out of the one-time winning Northern Guest mare, Dream Starling. A R200 000 2014 CTS Johannesburg  Ready To Run graduate, Heaps Of Fun has won three races with 2 places from 8 starts for stakes of R570 625.

Tarry commented: “I am delighted for Nchakha Moloi. I hadn’t even met him when his first horse came to me a few years ago, sent along by Mick Goss of Summerhill. But that horse died of colic, never raced. I was only introduced to Nchakha at the CTS 2014 Sale when I chose Heaps Of Fun for him. He’s a good patron in the stabkle, enjoys his racing and leaves me to get on with the job. At last year’s CTS Johannesburg sale he invested in another  Visionare called Copper Pot, who also looks promising early.

Off The Mark, meanwhile, was bred by Avontuur Stud, (who bred the yard’s multiple Grade One winner Legal Eagle). She cost owner Chris Van Niekerk R800 000 at the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.