Clafoutis is a fruity dessert made in France, and Mary Slack would have had this is mind when giving the name to a nice bay filly by Flower Alley and Berry Blaze, raised at her Wilgerbosfdrift Farm.
Clafoutis was impressive winning her Maiden over 1450m at Turffontein on Saturday, giving jockey Gavin Lerena a ‘pointer’ of a ride and punters a popular Pick 6 banker, and she has a future.
Mike de Kock commented: “She’s a well-bred filly, a full-sister to Justin Snaith’s Listed winning stayer Bayberry. Her dam is a daughter of Danehill Dancer who was talented, though a bit disappointing on the racetrack but her progeny is doing her proud.
“This was a minimum trip for Clafoutis, I expect her to come into her own over the classic trips and she’s progressive in her work so she’s definitely one for the notebook. There is a lot of scope in her pedigree.”