ESPUMANTI (GB), a fluent debut winner at Turffontein on Tuesday, is one for the notebook.
The imported three-year-old filly posted a hands-down victory in a 1160m contest, racing home 3.25-lengths clear under Raymond Danielson.
What impressed Mike de Kock most about her win was that the trip was much too short. He said: “Espumanti will easily go a mile and further and I liked the manner in which she won this sprint. If she continues along the right way and makes the expected progress, she could go places.”
Espumanti, by Dansili from Juet, fetched 130 000 gns at the 2011 Tattersalls Sale, knocked down to Form Bloodstock on behalf of Mary Slack.
Form’s Jehan Malherbe tells: “Mary, Jessica Slack and I were looking at fillies at the sale and Mary fell in love with Espumanti immediately. She was very pleased to get her and we were equally delighted. Espumanti is by a cracking sire, Dansili, from a mare whose full-brother won Graded and Listed races in England and France. Juet herself has produced a multiple stakes winner in England, so on pedigree alone Espumanti was worth the buy. She’s a looker too, a beautiful specimen.”