SHANTASTIC was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate, at the 2021 BSA Cape Yearling Sale. Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, she was sired by Rafeef and is out of the mare Gain Ground (Fort Wood).
Named by: Shantal Chengelrayen
Sex: Bay Filly
Dam: Queen Diva
Dam Sire: Fort Wood
DOB: 13 November 2019
Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein
Pedigree: See Here
Previous Name: Go-Getter
Trainer: Dean Kannemeyer
UPDATES – SHANTASTIC
May 6th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the Grade 2 WSB Fillies Guineas. Finished 6th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was not given the best of rides by Keagan de Melo. He waited too long to make his run in a slowly run race. When he decided to move her out at the 500m, he was squeezed in. She was squeezed again at the 300m. She was never given a fair chance I feel she would have gone very close to winning. She only finished 3.90 lengths behind.
April 2nd, 2023
411 – SHANTASTIC wins the Grade 3 Umzimkhulu Stakes over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. The daughter of Rafeef was given a confident ride by Winning Form-sponsored jockey Keagan de Melo and won with ease. She is trained by Dean Kannemeyer and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein. Well Done Team!
March 7th, 2022
403 – SHANTASTIC closes off the meeting at Hollywoodbets Durbanville in fine style over 1250m this afternoon. She was given a confident ride by Winning Form-sponsored jockey Keagan de Melo to notch up her third career victory. She is trained by Dean Kannemeyer and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.
December 7th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 3rd out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She should have won, given a very poor ride.
November 16th, 2022
366 – SHANTASTIC gives the Hollywood Syndicate double on the day, and closes off the Hollywoodbets Kenilworth meeting under a confident ride by Winning Form-sponsored Keagan de Melo. She is trained by Dean Kannemeyer and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good win up the straight from an outside draw, she looks a smart filly. I feel she may be better over the shorter trip.
October 19th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 7th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run from her. Dean Kannemeyer felt he may have run her to soon to her last run, he said she is better than that performance.
October 5th, 2022
Raced over 1250m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good first run out the maidens. She came from a long way back in the straight from a poor draw. Keagan says she is a nice filly and looks to have a good future ahead of her.
September 1st, 2022
Shantastic arrived safely at our Cape Town yard two weeks ago. She travelled well and had her first AHS vaccination, she will receive her booster shot in two weeks-time. I am pleased to report that she is in good shape and is doing well.
July 11th, 2022
319 – SHANTASTIC starts her career on a winning note over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in Race 2. She was settled near the rear of the field, finished her race off strongly and got up where it matters most. The daughter of Rafeef was ridden to victory by Winning Form-sponsored Keagan de Melo and is trained by Dean Kannemeyer. Well Done to Shantal Chengelrayen and the Hollywoodbets Team.