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
Sire: Captain Of Al
Mare: Russian Foxtrot (National Emblem)
Breeder: Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud
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.
She has been placed with Garth Puller who has been very happy with her progress thus far. .
Updates – Simply Russian:
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.
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|
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:
BLINKERS BAR MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
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.
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.
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.