PURPLE PERSUASION is a new addition to the Hollywood Syndicate, purchased recently at the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale (Lot 249). This bay filly is a daughter of Master Of My Fate, out of the dam Music Pass (Go Deputy), and was bred by Ndoro Stud. Read below to learn more about this horse.

Purple Persuasion
Sex: Bay Filly
Foaled: 28/10/2016
Sire: Master Of My Fate
Mare: Music Pass (Go Deputy)
Breeder: Ndoro Stud
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale 2018
Pedigree: View here

Bred by Ndoro Stud, this is a filly by the exciting young sire Master Of My Fate, out of the Go Deputy mare named Music Pass.

This filly is from the same family that produced champion broodmare Akinfeet, who went on to produce the likes of CAPETOWN NOIR (champion miler in 2014 including with earnings of over R2.7million and wins in the Queens Plate Gr1, Investec Cape Derby Gr1 and the Cape Guineas Gr1) and ACROSS THE ICE (11 time winner / placed 33 times with earnings of over R1.1million and wins in the August Stakes Gr3 to name a few).

She may take a bit of time as she will more than likely grow into a decent sized filly, but we are more than happy to wait and see what she has to offer in terms of ability. It certainly looks as if she has plenty to come.

Stable Placement:
She is another very exciting filly to add to our string and she will take up her place at the Kevin and Alyson Wright yard.

Updates – Purple Persuasion

October 30th, 2019
A good comeback run by this filly today. Although we were expecting her to finish in the first 3, she was not disgraced in 4th and Anton Marcus reported that she “needed the run badly.” Probably more than we initially expected. Considering the winner finished behind her the last time they met, she is certainly going to come back with interest. Replay below:

October 28th, 2019
She makes her handicap debut this Wednesday 30th October 2019, on her return to racing after a solid campaign as a two year old last season. She has thrived during the spring and this run has come on the back of some exceptionally good track work in recent times. Drawn in the middle, Anton Marcus takes the ride and he will be looking to bounce her out to settle just behind the early leaders. If not too in need of the run, she has the ability to win a race like this and we expect to see her go very close to doing so. Final Field below:

Race-6 (Poly) – R90 000
1200m – 16:00
For Fillies and Mares
WFA: 3yrs-5.5kgs 4yrs-0kgs
1 6 Purple Persuasion 61 89 A A Marcus Alyson Wright
2 5 Peppermint Tea 60.5 77 A G Lerena J A Janse van Vuuren
3 2 La Valette 59 74 A C Zackey Duncan Howells
4 9 Suzi Woo 59 74 CA D Dillon Shane Humby
5 7 Smiley Kylie 58.5 84 A W Kennedy Gareth van Zyl
6 8 Amber Furst 58.5 73 T A C Habib Wendy Whitehead
7 1 Path To Glory 58.5 73 T A S Moodley Michael Miller
8 4 Rock Pigeon 58.5 73 A *Y Ramzan -4.0 Wayne Badenhorst
9 10 Candle Rock 56 79 A S Khumalo Jeff Freedman
10 3 Elnora 54 75 A M Yeni Wayne Badenhorst
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote

June 1st, 2019
A seriously unlucky loser today, but what an effort to come back in the closing stages and put in a big challenge. Lots more to come from this daughter of Master Of My Fate. See the replay here.

May 10th, 2019
She has done well since leaving the maidens last time out. We think that she is slightly above average and she will be aimed at the BSA breeders’ race on July day. She may have a prep run before then, if time allows. Here is another looks at her convincing win to leave the maidens last time out, ridden to victory by Lyle Hewitson.

March 3rd, 2019
Purple Persuasion wins a nice race for us today, beating a winner in the process. Well done to Trainer Alyson Wright, Jockey Lyle Hewitson and the Breeders Ndoro Stud.

Purple Persuasion winning at Greyville on Sunday 2nd March 2019 - Ridden by Lyle Hewitson - Horse Racing

January 27th, 2019
Purple Persuasion, had no luck in running on her official debut (relay below) but will relish having the experience under her belt. She’ll be one to follow next time.

December 23rd, 2018
PURPLE PERSUASION ran in her first barrier trial at Greyville on Sunday. Watch the replay here:

December 19th, 2018
Purple Persuasion will run in her first barrier trial on Sunday 23rd December 2018 at Scottsville (Race 10) over 800m. This is a good opportunity to see her in action and she will gain a lot from the experience. She should have her first official run on the 30th December, where there will be R80 000 prize money for first place.

She has grown into quite a smart filly and we have been very impressed with the way she has handled every challenge thrown at her to date. With this being a barrier trial, we will just be looking for jockey Stuart Randolph to guide her through it and let her learn from the experience. With that said, we believe she will be nice enough to follow early on in her career.

Interestingly, her half-sister (Espressivo) won her last start in PE, taking her career record to 10 runs: 2 wins: 2 places, with a stakes tally of over R100 000.

September 6th, 2018

Purple Persuasion - Horse owned by Hollywood Syndicate - Photo taken on 6th September 2018

This is your filly. I went to see her earlier today, in Mooi River where she is currently living on a spelling farm. This is basically a facility where they are broken in by teaching a them to wear a saddle for the first time and listening to commands.

She is not at that phase yet as we are letting her mature and grow more. She spends most of her days out in the paddocks and the conditions in Mooi Rover are ideal for making them into tough horses. Big variances in the daily temperatures at this stage of a horses life, strengthens their immunity to face the demanding routine once they come into full training. The ground is also as hard as a rock and this strengthens their bones while they grow.

Unfortunately she suffered a bit of a set back yesterday, while she was in the paddock. One of the other fillies kicked her in her stifle and you can see the haematoma on the photo. That is a part of growing up as a young 2 year old and these sort of bumps and bruises toughens them up. I have asked them to x-ray as a precaution, just to make sure that there isn’t a bone chip that may have come loose as that could cause major issues later on in her career.

She will come into full training at Summerveld (Hillcrest) in a few months, where we will go and see her. She is a very smart, strong filly, with lots of muscle definition in her shoulder and hind quarter. She looks like a typical sprinter / miler (1200-1600 meters being her range). Her pedigree suggests the same.

Update by James Everett

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