Trainer Stuart Williams supplied Dick Turpin’s latest winner in England on Saturday with capable filly Fable Of Arachne.
Facing the starter for the third time, Fable Of Arachne overcame trouble in running to score by more than a length in the Toteplacepot Nursery (1200m) at Chelmsford. She was held up with the last trio and didn’t get a clear run until switched wide at the furlong. Driven out by jockey Saleem Golam, she chased short-priced favourite Modest and was soon in command.
“She was the first-leg of a double for the stable on Saturday evening,” Williams said. “It was a great win for her owner David Shekells.”
Fable Of Arachne (2f Dick Turpin – Las Hilanderas by El Prado) is the first foal of a USA bred mare who retired a maiden after three starts for Shekells. He owns Old Mill Stud in Cambridgeshire. Second-dam Lilium (Nashwan) was a Listed winner at Ascot and Newmarket for Sheikh Mohammed.
The filly is named after a famous oil painting by 17th century Spanish artist Diego Velazquez.
Dick Turpin shuttles from the English National Stud and is back at Mungrup Stud for a fourth southern book this year. He will stand for an $8,800 (inc gst) service fee.