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Aust-Bred Refuse To Bend Mare Wins South Africa Black-Type
Also in South Africa, multiple Gr1-winning former shuttler Refuse To Bend (Sadler's Wells-Market Slide, by Gulch) added a black-type success when Australian-bred 4YO mare Ocean Of Time (Refuse To Bend-Illustria, by Seeking The Gold) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in the R115,000 (A$15,000) Listed Ladies Mile (1600m) for fillies & mares at Kenilworth. Ocean Of Time (ridden by Felix Coetzee for trainer Justin Snaith) defeated 5YO mare A Daughters Legacy (Windrush-Mississippi Masala, by Elliodor) & fellow 4YO mare Tassie Belle (Casey Tibbs-Symphony Of Joy, by Argosy). Ocean Of Time (a $10,000 weanling consigned by Swettenham Stud at the 2007 Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast) took her record to 5 wins & 10 placings (including January’s Listed Lady’s Bracelet Stakes over 1600m at Fairview & 2010’s Listed Stormsvlei Mile over 1600m at Kenilworth) from 25 starts.