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
Foaled: 25/09/2016
Sire: Captain Of Al
Mare: Russian Foxtrot (National Emblem)
Breeder: Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud
Trainer: Garth Puller
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale, July 2018
Pedigree: View here
Record: 22-3-5

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.

Stable Placement:
She has been placed with Garth Puller who has been very happy with her progress thus far. .

Updates – Simply Russian:

September 15th, 2021
She took her place in a 1600m race on the turf track at Hollywoodbets Greyville. She ran a fair race, finishing 4.6 lengths off the winner. She is better suited to the polytrack and it should not be long before she is competitive again. See the replay here

May 29th, 2021
She ran a fair race when finishing sixth on the turf at Hollywoodbets Greyville. The daughter of Captain Of All is much better suited to the polytrack at this stage of her career. She is doing well with the blinkers fitted and will be worth following next time. See the replay here.

 

May 5th, 2021
She won in fine style at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. It was a good race for the Syndicate with Purple Nkanyezi finishing second. The daughter of Captain Of All has notched up her third career victory. Well done to apprentice Jeffrey Syster, trainer Garth Puller and the breeders Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud. See the replay here.

April 11th, 2021
She met a competitive field today, but finished just under 3 lengths behind the winner. Her third career win is just around the corner.

February 21st, 2021
She ran on strongly to finish 3rd and could’ve possibly gone closer to winning, had she found a split at the top of the straight. It doesn’t look like she will take long to find the winners enclosure soon. See the replay here.

December 23rd, 2020

Simply Russian picks up her long-overdue 2nd career win in the fourth race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Trained by Garth Puller and ridden to victory by Winning Form sponsored jockey, Warren Kennedy.

October 21st, 2020
A solid return by this filly today to finish 2nd. After experiencing some difficulties in the starting stalls of late, she appears to have put those concerns behind her and she managed to jump on terms this time around. Despite the 1200m being short of her best, she ran on like a train to miss by the smallest of margins. See the replay here.

August 14th, 2019
Simply Russian makes her handicap debut today, in the 6th race out at Hollywoodbets Greyville. The stabel are expecting her to go very close to winning. See the final field here:

Race-6 (Turf) – R88 000
1600m – 15:35 
For Fillies and Mares
WFA: 3yrs-9kgs / 4yrs-0.5kgs
1 9 Scarlet Chill 62 81 A R Danielson Alyson Wright
2 5 Imperial Royal 61 79 A *Y Ramzan -4.0 Wayne Badenhorst
3 6 Roy’s Pony 60.5 77 A W Kennedy Alyson Wright
4 1 Sweet Empress 59 75 CA D Dillon Wendy Whitehead
5 8 More Than A Dime 58.5 74 A G Wright Andre Nel
6 3 Silver Raisin 58 72 BA M Yeni Duncan Howells
7 7 Simply Russian 57 88 A K de Melo Garth Puller
8 4 Cascada 55.5 67 A A Mgudlwa Doug Campbell
9 2 Path To Glory 55.5 67 T A S Moodley Michael Miller
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,3)
8th August, 2019
Nominated to run on Wednesday the 14th August, she will be making her handicap debut on the Hollywoodbets Greyville Turf course. See the final field below:

Race-6 (Turf) – R88 000
1600m – 15:35

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For Fillies and Mares

1 9 Scarlet Chill 62 81 A R Danielson Alyson Wright
2 5 Imperial Royal 61 79 A *Y Ramzan -4.0 Wayne Badenhorst
3 6 Roy’s Pony 60.5 77 A W Kennedy Alyson Wright
4 1 Sweet Empress 59 75 CA D Dillon Wendy Whitehead
5 8 More Than A Dime 58.5 74 A G Wright Andre Nel
6 3 Silver Raisin 58 72 BA M Yeni Duncan Howells
7 7 Simply Russian 57 88 A K de Melo Garth Puller
8 4 Cascada 55.5 67 A A Mgudlwa Doug Campbell
9 2 Path To Glory 55.5 67 T A S Moodley Michael Miller
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,3)
10th July, 2019
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.

8th July, 2019

After her excusable last start, Simply Russian returns to Scottsville Racecourse this Wednesday 10th July 2019. See the replay of that run here, followed by the final field.

Race-3 (Turf / Inside) – R110 000
1500m – 13:35 
RACING. IT’S A RUSH JUVENILE PLATE (Fillies)
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
(1,5) (6,7,8)
May 10th, 2019

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:

Race-8 (Turf / Stand) R105 000 1200m 16:30 
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.

March 27th, 2019
A good debut by this filly to run 3rd today. As expected, she ran a nice race and the jockey reported that she was very green and has plenty more to come. She could be one to follow next time out. See the replay below.

February 23, 2019
Simply Russian put up a text book Barrier Trial on the Greyville poly last night. The experience will do her the world of good and she could be one to follow on debut. See replay below:

October 4, 2018
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.
 
She is the third foal from the mare Russian Foxtrot. The first two foals were both Graded Stakes winners, namely:
 
1. Rikitikitana (C) – won 4 races / placed 9 times – R473 000 including winning the Gr3 Christmas Handicap
 
2. Rockin Russian (F) – won 1, placed 5 times – R308 000 including 2nd in the Gr1 Thekwini Stakes.
 
Looking forward to this one. She has always been quite a leggy filly, but has really started to put on some condition in the last month.
Simply Russian training - horse owned by the Hollywood Syndicate
September 7th, 2018

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.

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