ENTISAAR (AUS), impressive on the canterdown to the Gr2 SA Nursery over 1160m at Turffontein on Saturday, returned in the same manner.
Near the pace from the off in the hands of Anthony Delpech, Entisaar (18-10) quickened up smartly with 300m to go, found the lead and extended it with some authority to win from Frosted Honey and Varumba in a time of 68.52. The winning margin was 2.50-lengths.
Angus Gold (right) receives the SA Fillies Nursery trophy from Michael Leaf (JC Photos).
“Entisaar won well, she looked a different filly today. She was light and a bit ribby last time and ran accordingly, this was much more like it,” Mike de Kock said in reference to the Pretty Polly Stakes on 28 March in which Entisaar, an odds-on favourite on the day, found Speedy Suzy 1.25-lengths too good.
Entisaar is well-conformed and appears to have all the right attributes to win at this level again soon and Angus Gold, representing her owner Sheikh Hamdan of Dubai, commented: “It’s a great pleasure to be here on Champions Day and Sheikh Hamdan will be delighted with this win. Our thanks go to the De Kock team for their preparing her so well.”
Entisaar is a two-year-old bay daughter of More Than Ready from a mare by Catbird. She’s won R380,750 from three starts, boasting two victories.
Eears pricked: Entisaar made light work of her rivals.