Rosemont Stud bred filly Alboran Sea netted her third Group 1 success on Champions Day at Turffontein on Saturday.
Alboran Sea (3f Rock Of Gibraltar – Lady’s Light by Toolighttoquit) was too quick for her opposition in the G1 Computaform Sprint (1000m) winning by three-quarters of a length from Captain Of All (Captain Al).
The Victorian bred sprinter clocked 55.59s which is just a touch outside former champion sprinter Mythical Flight’s course record. “She’s a super filly,” winning jockey Anthony Delpech said. “She was beautifully prepared and kept giving me more to win a great race.”
Mike de Kock trains the filly for owners Michael Javett and Mary Slack after she was purchased for $105,000 from Rosemont’s draft at the 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale. She had already won at Group 1 level in the Cape Flying Championship at Kenilworth and Allan Robertson Fillies Championship at Scottsville.
Rosemont Stud owner Anthony Mithen bred Alboran Sea after buying her dam for just $20,000 at the 2011 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale. A USA import, Lady’s Light was culled by Coolmore Stud carrying Alboran Sea. The mare has since foaled colts by Toorak Toff and his Rosemont colleague Starspangledbanner.