ONE BITE AT A TIME is a filly by Visionaire, out of the Centenary mare Trojan Belle. Bred by Lammerskraal Stud, she was purchased privately by the Hollywood Syndicate ahead of the 2020 BSA National Yearling Sale.
Name: One Bite At A Time
Named By: Contact Centre
Name Meaning: A phrase coined by the late Hollywoodbets team member Dalton Gafney who used this term as a phrase of encouragement for his team.
Sex: Chestnut Filly
Mare: Trojan Belle
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Trainer: Gareth van Zyl
Previous name: Gretha’s Charm
Pedigree: View here
The mare TROJAN BELLE, picked up 7 wins, earning R371,545, at the age of 2 to 4, over 1200 – 1600m, including the Majorca Stakes Gr2, Prix Du Cap Listed, placed 8 times, including a 2nd in the Diana Stakes Gr3, Tibouchina Stakes Gr3, 3rd SA Fillies Guineas Gr1, SA Fillies Sprint Gr1, 4th Cape Fillies Guineas Gr1, Half-sister to LITTLE BALLERINA, Harry Percy, Hatch; dam of 11 previous foals; 9 runners; 9 winners including BURAN, Ice Belle and Hollywood Syndicate owned Sihamba Sonke.
UPDATES – One Bite At A Time
September 29th, 2021
She raced over 1200m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville. She was slow into stride and the manner in which she finished off her race, suggests that she will be better suited to 1400m. See the replay here.
August 21st, 2021
She was a tad disappointing at Hollywoodbets Scottsville this afternoon, but her penultimate run suggests that she is better on the polytrack and around the turn. She is much better than today’s effort and when returning to her favourite track and trip, she should give a good account of herself. See the replay here.
August 4th, 2021
She showed very good improvement in her first start on the polytrack over 1200m. She challenged strongly all the way to the line, but was touched off in the shadow of the post. She will go further in time, but should be competitive in her next start. See the replay here.
July 11th, 2021
She had her second career start at Hollywoodbets Scottsville over 1600m today. She moved up well, but the mile may have been a tad too far at this start of her career. She will progress with this effort under her belt and should show good improvement in her next outing.
June 6th, 2021
She made her debut over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville against the males. She was very green in running, but finished her race off nicely. She will come on with the run under her belt and there should be plenty of improvement to come. See the replay here.
February 23rd, 2021
She has recently undergone a name change and will now be referred to as “One Bite At A Time”, a phrase coined by the late Dalton Gafney who used this term as a phrase of encouragement for his team.
February 11th, 2021
Here she is jumping through the stalls, nearest the camera. She was a little slow away, but should improve to jump on terms now that she knows what it is all about.
February 5th, 2021
Gretha’s Charm showing some nice work alongside a stable companion that is a lot more forward that she is. She will be due to have a grass gallop soon and we will start to plan her debut run from there. See her workout here, followed by some promising words from jockey, Warren Kennedy, after her workout.
December 11th, 2020
This filly is coming along very nicely and she has strengthened up well over the past 6 weeks. She is already at the stage of doing steady canters and at this rate she should be due for a run in the next 4 months.
November 16th, 2020
Since arriving from her stint of spelling, this filly has really thrived. Here she is doing some exercise on the track, moving very well. She is the chestnut filly.
October 19th, 2020
This filly is still quite backward, but she has a fair amount of time on her side and once she turns the corner she’ll no doubt develop into a strong, burly filly. A few more weeks under the watchful eye of Sally Bruss and she’ll be ready to come into full training by the end of the year.