SEAN Tarry won the Listed 2019 Secretariat Stakes over 1400m with 12-1 chance Cordilerra, the longest-priced runner in a small field, for reason of having just recently won her Maiden and popularly considered too have perhaps too much to do against the colts in a Listed race.
But Cordilerra is obviously a three-year-old with plenty of scope and apprentice Luke Ferraris got her up to win a closely contested finish with Mike de Kock’s runners Viking Trial and Blonde Vision, also among the outsiders, ensuring a R1593 Trifecta and a Quartet of over R9,700.
“She showed a lot of heart today,” said the highly promising Ferraris, who was riding his 60th winner and with that lost his last weight allowance of 1,5kg. He thanked the Tarry team for an exceptional prep and his Hong Kong-based family for their support of his so far most successful ventures.
Cordilerra is a daughter of the Bosworth Farm stallion Skitt Skizzle, who is bred on the same cross that produced JJ The Jetplane, being by Jet Master out of a Northern Guest mare.
Skitt Skizzle is a half-brother to Gr1 winner Zeeno, winner of the Gr1 Gold Medallion. He was an impressive racer who won three times for Tarry earning R272,725 from age 3-5 and placing 8 times for Chris van Niekerk, who also owns Cordilerra and will be delighted that he has what could well be another prolific stallion at stud.
Bosworth’s Neil Orford said in a TBA interview recently: “Skitt Skizzle’s progeny look promising but it is early days, and as always we live in hope. He had a small first crop but there are a few more to run which will give us a better view of his potential.
“He is a big powerful stallion and both he and Pomodoro are similiarly bred and were stabled next to each other on our spelling farm. Our other recent graduates are Legal Eagle and Coral Fever.”