ENTISAAR was crowned the RA’s Two-Year-Old Fillly of the season last weekend – there could well be a bigger award waiting for her owner Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum when the Equus Panel name the Champions for 2014/15 in August.
Entisaar followed her impressive SA Nursery win on Champions Day at Turffontein with another commanding success, this time in Saturday’s Gr1 R600 000 Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship over 1200m.
The Australian-bred daughter of More Than Ready showed that her solitary defeat in four runs – at the hands of Speedy Suzy in the Pretty Polly Stakes – was all wrong, and she looks to have a very bright future ahead of her.
JOHNNY Geroudis on Entisaar: His last Gr1 win for Mike de Kock was Thundering Star (Gold Cup), in 2007.
With Entisaar quite surprisingly drifting from an opening call of 7-2 out to 7-1, Speedy Suzy was quickly away and she led Swift Sarah and Chestnuts N Pearls. They fanned out at the 400m as Speedy Suzy came under pressure with Royal Pleasure looking dangerous on the rail as a full of running Princess Royal and Entisaar shopped for a gap.
With nothing going better, jockey Johnny Geroudis found the split two off the rail and Entisaar came bounding into the lead as Greg Cheyne was forced to angle further to the outside for his run on Princess Royal.
The move by Entisaar proved to be the dealmaker as she grabbed two lengths on her field and despite twitching her ears and looking around, she won full of Princess Royal may also be more comfortable over 1400m. Recent debut winner Madame Dubois caught the eye when staying on for third. Speedy Suzy stayed on for a five length fourth.
Entisaar has won 3 of her 4 starts (all feature victories) with a feature runner-up berth in the Gr3 Pretty Polly Stakes to her credit, and she took her stakes earnings to R758 750 with this victory.
Entisaar was bred in Australia by Echo Beach Bloodstock, Vic
She is by More Than Ready (USA) out of the Gr3 placed Catbird mare, Purrpurrlena (AUS), a daughter of stakes-winner Magdalena.
She was purchased by Shadwell for A$300,000 from the draft of Vinery Stud.
– extracts from review by Sporting Post.