HASHTAGYOLO impressed everyone with a fluent win in Sunday’s G3 Flamboyant Stakes over 1600m at Greyville –the final feature race on the South African racing calendar for 2017.

Defying a muddling pace, and suspicions that she needed further, the Dean Kannemeyer trained filly made it three wins from as many outings with a convincing two length win over older rival Sail, with the Australian bred Roy’s Riviera back in third.

Hashtagyolo was ridden to victory by champion jockey Anthony Delpech, who said after the win, “She really gave me a feel today. She’s something special –she’s a star!

“The last time I rode her I felt she did too much even though she won. Today I found cover but they kept pulling slower and slower and I said if I stay here I’m going to get beat.”

Barbara Badenhorst, for Kannemeyer, commented: “There were a lot of questions going into today, the step up in class, the distance, because she’s looking for further. Jeez, by the way she won today I think we have something special here.”

Hashtagyolo was sold off the 2016 National Yearling Sale, whose graduates are enjoying tremendous success this season, with the likes of Snowdance, Pietro Mascagni, and Sir David Baird all having been sold off that particular auction.

Bred by Varsfontein Stud, Hashtagyolo was a R1 100 000 for Bruce le Roux and Tinus Gericke. She’s a daughter of leading sire Dynasty, who was also responsible for the very first South African winner of 2018 –Dynasty’s Boy.

Hashtagyolo, a half-sister to G2 The Debutante third La Revere, is out of the winning Jallad mare My Guiding Star, a half-sister to two stakes winners including G2 Premier Trophy winner and Varsfontein resident stallion Masterofmyfate. Her second dam is Equus Champion and multiple G1 winner Promisefrommyheart.

Photo by Anneke Kitching.

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