PHINDA MZALA was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale. He is by Philanthropist (USA), out of the Antonius Pius mare Facinating Filly and bred by Ridgemont Highlands.
Name: PHINDA MZALA
Named By: Sabelo Hadebe – Betting Clerk
Sex: Bay Colt
Mare: Facinating Filly (Antonius Pius)
Breeder: Ridgemont Highlands Stud
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Previous Name: Deep In Thought
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: View here
A first foal from the mare, he is from the same family that produced LOVE IS IN THE AIR and CAREFUL LANDING. A great mover and from a black-type winning mare who succeeded over 1200-1400m, he will more than likely be looking for a mile later on.
Updates – Phinda Mzala
May 16th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was carried in up the straight and raced very tight on the rail, which he didn’t enjoy. I feel he is a better horse over 1000m.
May 8th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good honest run from him.
March 28th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good honest run. He could have gone a bit too fast in the early stages of the race.
March 14th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He has lost his speed. I believe he needs a break to freshen up.
February 22nd, 2022
Raced over 1400m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I think that the distance is too far. His best trip is a 1000m.
February 13th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Craig Zackey said that we should try him over 1400m and remove the blinkers as he has lost his speed.
January 25th, 2022
Raced over 1200m on the Turffontein Inside course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He raced up with the pace and did not go on with the effort. He is better than that outing.
January 11th, 2022
Raced over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: His saddle slipped coming out of the starting stall. He is much better than this run.
December 28th, 2021
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He stumbled badly coming out the stalls, which caused him to be running 3 wide I believed he would have been fighting out the finish if that didn’t happen.
November 22nd, 2021
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a honest run from him as he always gives his best.
November 14th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Great run, finishing third. He had the run of the race and stayed on well in the straight.
October 4th, 2021
He was having his second run after a rest over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course. He showed good speed in the early stages, but showed some signs of still needing the outing. He will be cherry-ripe in his next start and should return to his best.
September 16th, 2021
He was returning from a 14-week break and took his place in a 1000m contest on the Vaal Classic course. He showed good pace, but showed signs of needing the run in the closing stages. He will come on from the run and should have plenty of improvement to come.
June 12th, 2021
He was in need of his effort today as he was returning from a 16-week break. He will come on with the run under his belt and should show good signs of a form return in his next start. See the replay here.
February 21st, 2021
He didn’t travel as well as we would’ve liked, but that wasn’t unexpected due to the uneven going. With that said, he finished within 3 lengths of the winner and should be a leading contender once again next time. See the replay of his run here.
October 19th, 2020
Phinda Mzala having a roll in the sand, before he heads down to KZN ahead of his run at Hollywoodbets Greyville this Wednesday 21st October.
October 14th, 2020
Having a prep, upsides with stable companion Whorly Whorly, ahead of his run in KZN on 21st October 2020.
September 24th, 2020
Phinda Mzala makes it two in a row when picking up his 2nd career win on his handicap debut at Turffontein yesterday. Ridden to victory by apprentice Jeffrey Syster, trained by Clinton Binda and bred by Ridgemont Highlands.
September 1st, 2020
Phinda Mzala wins the 2nd race at the Vaal in emphatic style today. Well done to the Clinton Binda stable, apprentice Jeffrey Syster and breeders Ridgemont Highlands. Great to kick off spring on a winning note.
February 5th, 2020
He gave a very good account of himself on debut. Travelling between the 250m and 100m markers, Phinda Mzala was carried out significantly by a horse called Magic Blaze, which shifted out continuously away from the crop. Despite this, the former managed to get going again and he ran on nicely in the closing stages. He now steps up slightly in trip and if finding a smooth passage this time, we expect him to go a lot closer to winning and he should have a nice each way chance.
August 14th, 2019
He’s growing nicely and settled in well. A colt that will need some time, we expect to see him start to show more towards the summer. A recent photo of him below.
July 8th, 2019
He has just arrived at Clinton Bindas, where he will have time to mature over the next few months before he is broken in.