WELL-bred two-year-old filly Adhira won at her second attempt at Greyville on Wednesday night, stepping up from 1400m to a mile and in her manner of victory promising more to come over ground.
Raced by Dr Andreas and Mrs Nathalie Jacobs of Main Chance Farms, Adhira took some time to warm up, but she answered jockey Anthony Delpech’s call racing into the last 250m and drew away smartly to win easing down.
Andreas and Nathalie Jacobs of Maine Chance Farms. (gavelhouse.com)
Mike de Kock described Adhira as “a nice, scopy filly” and commented: “There might not be a suitable race for her later this season and with her scope we may be better off putting her away. She’s owned by the Jacobs family along with Coolmore, who have a few runners in South Africa. If we can get the export-import protocols right, one can only imagine what the likes of Coolmore could achieve in South Africa. Well done to Andreas and Maine Chance.”
Delpech said: “Adhira was in a good position early. She’s improved a lot on her first run, I thought she’d still need it a bit but she won well. She won’t stop here. She’ll win her share of races.”
Adhira is by Silvano from the Western Winter mare Alteza and from the immediate family of 2003 Champion Broodmare Jessamine, who produced a top stayer in The Sheik and a top sprinter in Al Nitak.
It will be interesting to see how Adhira shapes in months to come. Keep an eye out.