All were very pleased in the Varsfontein camp when Patala showed her metal and won the Gr 3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery yesterday. Although not favoured in the betting, the Snaith trained filly piloted by Richard Fourie proved that she is a force to be reckoned with. She has had only 3 starts and after winning first time out was taken into the Listed Perfect Promise Sprint where she ran 4th and now already has the Gr 3 win under her belt.
Petala was born and raised on Varsfontein and was bred by long term supporting clients, Mr & Mrs Alec Foster. The Fosters have been part of the Varsfontein family for many years so their successes are just as satisfiying for us. Petala is by Captain Al and is out of the Tale Of The Cat mare, Nepeta. Petala has a full brother, Captain Marmalade, who is now a yearling and is very similar to his sister in looks and build.