When trainer Paul Peter went to the 2018 CTS April Yearling Sale held at Durbanville he was looking for value and he found it in an unnamed filly by What A Winter.
He recalled: “I like What A Winter as a stallion and this filly soon caught my eye. She was nice and compact, with clean legs and I knew she’d come early.”
Peter secured her for R80,000 on behalf of Gerard Peter’s Hyperpaint Syndicate, they named her “Sarah” and she has given them a quick return with two wins and two places from four starts, the latest a 4-length romp over Mawsool in a 1200m contest at Turffontein on Saturday.
Sarah can be considered a good G2 Fillies Nursery Prospect now and Peter commented: “Yes, the Nursery is a possibility for her, she is improving nicely.”
She was beaten in her first two starts, first by ante-post Nursery favourite Basadi Faith and then by All You Are, but Peter suggested she’d get closer to Basadi Faith if they were to meet again. “The track was on the soft side in Sarah’s first two starts, she didn’t seem to enjoy that and did well to place.
“Then we took her to Scottsville and she only win by a length over 1100m, but she was bumped around that day and it was a good win considering.”