DESERT PRIDE is a filly by Pomodoro, out of the Al Mufti mare Al Zahra. She was bred by Klawervlei Stud.
Name: DESERT PRIDE
Sex: Bay Filly
Mare: Al Zahra (Al Mufti)
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Trainer: Garth Puller
Previous Trainer: Sean Tarry
First run for Hollywood Syndicate: 19/10/2021
Record for Hollywood Syndicate: 10-1-2
UPDATES – Desert Pride
September 14th, 2022
342 – DESERT PRIDE showed good guts to close off the meeting at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1400m this afternoon. She went to the front and was given a strong ride by Athandiwe Mgudlwa to keep all challengers at bay. The daughter of Pomodoro is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Garth Puller and is bred by Klawervlei Stud.
August 25th, 2022
Looking very well. She fought a little bit in her last start but as discussed, we are going to ride her from just off the leaders in future as we do not want her fighting to get a position. It will suit her better and the way that she is looking she should be right there in the right company.
August 22nd, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 7th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Garth Puller wanted to try and ride her from the back to get her to settle and finish off her race. The jockey came back and said we must rather let her stride along because she never enjoyed being restrained. He felt if he did let her stride along in front she would have gone close to winning.
August 7th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She over-raced in the early part of the race. She is better with cover. Not a bad run.
July 20th, 2022
Ran a good 5th last time. She is coming on nicely and I think that she will probably be spot on next time.
July 17th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, she will be very competitive next time.
June 27th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 9th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Garth Puller said that she needed the run.
April 25th, 2022
Raced over 1400m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
February 19th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Turffontein on the Inside course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run and she is holding her form. Finished 3rd.
January 18th, 2022
Raced over 1200m on the Vaal Classic course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a much improved run in a strong field. She did finish a long way behind the first two but they look above average. Finished 3rd.
November 18th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a very disappointing run. Keagan de Melo said she travelled for only 500m and had nothing left. Keagan said that he feels that she needs to be given a chance and run on at the finish. Finished 8th.
October 19th, 2021
She was returning from a 25-week break over 1200m at the Vaal. She raced up on the speed, but did not go on with the effort which is disappointing. Jockey Lyle Hewitson reported that she was above herself and over raced in the early stages. She will come on with this outing and will strip a much fitter horse in her next start. Finished 10th.
October 8th, 2021
DESERT PRIDE was acquired by the Hollywood Syndicate from Sean Tarry, following the withdrawal of owner Chris van Niekerk from the sport.