Daily News Archive
Daily News Subscription
Australian Filly Runner-Up In SAf Gr1
At Turffontein in Johannesburg, South Africa, Australian-bred 4YO mare Sensible Lover (Good Journey-Almah, by Al Mufti) finished runner-up in the Gr1 Empress Club Stakes (1600m) for fillies and mares behind triple Gr1-winning mare Inara (Trippi-Mountains Of Mist, by Shirley Heights). A bargain pick-up for agent James Bester for $27,500 from the draft of Cornerstone Stud at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Sensible Lover came into the race off the back of a 2nd placing in the Gr3 Sycamore Sprint at the same course. Earlier in her career Sensible Lover won the Gr3 Three Troikas Stakes at Turffontein. Prior to being brought to Australia, Sensible Lover's dam Almah was Champion Older Female Stayer In South Africa.