SIMPLY RUSSIAN was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale. This bay filly is sired by Captain Of All, out of the dam Russian Foxtrot (National Emblem), and was bred by Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud.

Name: Simply Russian
Sex: Bay Filly
Foaled: 25/09/2016
Sire: Captain Of Al
Mare: Russian Foxtrot (National Emblem)
Breeder: Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud
Trainer: TBA
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale, July 2018
Pedigree: View here

Bred by the well-known Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud, she is a filly by Captain of All, out of a National Emblem mare called Russian Foxtrot.

The mare has already produced 3 foals (2 runners / 2 winners) and both have already earnt some black type. The first foal, RIKITIKITANA won the Christmas Handicap (Gr3) and Rockin Russian ran 2nd in the Thekwini Stakes (Gr1) last year.

Specimen wise, she is very racy and will no doubt be an early sprinter before she gets more ground later on in her career.

Stable Placement:
She has been placed with Garth Puller who has been very happy with her progress thus far. .

Updates – Simply Russian:

10th July, 2019
A smart win by this daughter of Captain Of All. Well done to Garth Puller and his team at home, as well as Athandiwe Mgudlwa for riding her. Congratulations to Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud for breeding her. See the video replay below.

8th July, 2019
After her excusable last start, Simply Russian returns to Scottsville Racecourse this Wednesday 10th July 2019. See the replay of that run here, followed by the final field.

Race-3 (Turf / Inside) – R110 000
1500m – 13:35 
For 2 year-old Fillies
1 4 Ardenne 60 0 A *A Arries Michael Miller
2 12 Castellano 58 0 A *L J Ferraris Glen Kotzen
3 10 Rainbow Unicorn 58 0 A M Khan Kumaran Naidoo
4 1 Anika The Angel 55 0 A L Hewitson Alyson Wright
5 5 Centre Stage 55 0 BA S Moodley Michael Miller
6 6 Dune Dance 55 0 A K de Melo Dennis Drier
7 3 Rose Dancer 55 0 A S Veale Dennis Drier
8 9 Rougaille 55 0 BA T Godden Dennis Drier
9 2 Simply Russian 55 0 A A Mgudlwa Garth Puller
10 7 Trip To Freedom 55 0 A M Yeni Duncan Howells
11 11 World Without End 55 0 A C Orffer Gavin van Zyl
12 8 Zernia 55 0 A C Zackey Gareth van Zyl
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,5) (6,7,8)
May 10th, 2019

After opening up her career by running 3rd in both of her first two starts, we are now lifting our expectations for her next outing. Both of those efforts came over the 1000m and she clearly wants a little further. She has been nominated to run next Wednesday, 15th May 2019 over 1200m at Scottsville and she looks hard to beat. See the final field below:

Race-8 (Turf / Stand) R105 000 1200m 16:30 
For Maiden Fillies and Mares
1 16 Captains Love 60 63 B *J Gates -2.5 Clinton Binda
2 2 Chanel Allure 60 57 A S Moodley Michael Miller
3 9 Duchess Lane 60 57 A S Veale Tony Rivalland
4 12 Bint El Malak 60 56 A M Yeni Paul Lafferty
5 8 Rainbow Roe 60 49 A G Wright Julie Dittmer
6 14 Twice Over Satin 60 47 CA S Randolph Wendy Whitehead
7 4 Jayden’s Shreya 60 42 CA S Brown Wendy Whitehead
8 5 Methane 60 38 BA *G Pieterse -4.0 Julie Dittmer
9 10 Cabriole 60 0 A A Mgudlwa Ivan Van Wyk
10 1 Sharona 60 0 A *K Sakayi -1.5 Gary Rich
11 11 Winter Retreat 60 0 A D Dillon Shane Humby
12 15 Enrapture 57 0 A B Jacobson Yogas Govender
13 6 Jack’s Bird 57 0 A *A Arries Michael Roberts
14 7 Simply Russian 57 0 A L Hewitson Garth Puller
15 3 Winter Sun 57 0 A C Zackey Michael Roberts
16 13 Wylie’s Lass 57 0 A W Kennedy Gareth van Zyl
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(5,8) (6,7) (13,15)

April 21st, 2019
Another nice run by Simply Russian, finishing off strongly to run another encouraging 3rd. She looks like she wants a bit further and we will look to place her into a 1200m next time, where she should be tough to beat.

March 27th, 2019
A good debut by this filly to run 3rd today. As expected, she ran a nice race and the jockey reported that she was very green and has plenty more to come. She could be one to follow next time out. See the replay below.

February 23, 2019
Simply Russian put up a text book Barrier Trial on the Greyville poly last night. The experience will do her the world of good and she could be one to follow on debut. See replay below:

October 4, 2018
Update on SIMPLY RUSSIAN, our Captain Of All filly off the KZN Yearling Sale. She arrived at Garth Puller’s stable on Friday and the photos are of her first morning at track on Tuesday.
She is the third foal from the mare Russian Foxtrot. The first two foals were both Graded Stakes winners, namely:
1. Rikitikitana (C) – won 4 races / placed 9 times – R473 000 including winning the Gr3 Christmas Handicap
2. Rockin Russian (F) – won 1, placed 5 times – R308 000 including 2nd in the Gr1 Thekwini Stakes.
Looking forward to this one. She has always been quite a leggy filly, but has really started to put on some condition in the last month.
Simply Russian training - horse owned by the Hollywood Syndicate
September 7th, 2018

Since arriving on the farm she has really flourished into a well topped, leggy filly. She has been broken in and is currently trotting and we are very happy with the way she is going. She will more than likely take a bit of time, but we are going to get cracking with her in the next few weeks and she will come into Garth Pullers KZN yard at Summerveld to start the next phase of her career.

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