6 March 2022

Drakenstein Stud’s late sire Duke Of Marmalade proved the toast of Turffontein on Saturday when his champion daughter Rain In Holland ran out an easy winner of the second leg of the Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara -the G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic.

In the process, the Sean Tarry trained filly established herself as a leading hope to land all three legs of the Triple Tiara this year, with Rain In Holland having also triumphed in the first leg -the G2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas.

Under Richard Fourie, Rain In Holland raced midpack for much of Saturday’s R1 250 000 contest, before unleashing a fine turn of foot close home. The star filly pulled away in the closing stages of the 1800m race to win by three and a quarter lengths, while taking her tally of wins to seven from just 11 starts.

Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, Rain In Holland, last season’s Equus Champion 2YO Filly, has now a trio of graded races to her name, with the filly also victorious in last year’s G1 Thekwini Stakes.

She is one of 48 stakes winners for her deceased sire, with Duke Of Marmalade’s other top-level winners headed by fellow champions Simple Verse and Sound Of Freedom, as well as the charismatic Big Orange, German classic winner Nutan, Prix de Diane heroine Star Of Seville and G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes queen Temple Grafin.

Original article by Cape Breeders Club