THE CENTENARY is making fast progress over ground. Owner Winston Chow’s three-year-old filly won a good race when tried over 2000m at the Vaal a few weeks ago. She followed up impressively in a Pinnacle Stakes over 2400m last Sunday, winning by 3,50-lengths from her useful stable companion, Square Dance.
The Centenary (Callan Murray), wins easily. Second-placed Square Dance is the other filly in the photo.
New-Zealand-bred from Mastercraftsman from Diamantaire, by Montjeu, The Centenary clearly relished the extra 400m on top of the 2000m of her Maiden success giving apperentice Callan Murray one of the easiest rides of his short career.
Mike de Kock commented: “The Centenary was out at the weights in this Pinnacle Stakes but there was a lot to like about the way she won, this was very impressive. She looks like an out and out stayer, she does just enough to make us happy in her home gallops but she excels over distance on the racetrack.”
He added: “When one sees Montjeu in any pedigree one sits up to take notice. The Centenary is starting to shape into a good prospect for Mr Chow, she’ll see out 3200m and there will be some nice races for stayers to aim her at in due course.”