More Stakes Success for Wootton Bassett Mare
The European flat season is coming to an end, but Wootton Bassett is not done siring stakes-winners just yet with his consistent mare Speak of the Devil (4m Wootton Bassett x Moranda, by Indian Rocket) taking out the Listed Prix Tantieme (1600m) at Saint-Cloud .
The Frederic Rossi trained mare was tenacious in holding out Godolphin’s three year-old Dubawi colt Midtown, who was sent out favourite.
There was more than four lengths back to the next horse indicating the first two were well above their peers.
It was the fourth stakes success for Speak of the Devil, who has also been twice placed in Group I races and has five wins from 14 starts.
She is a half-sister to Group III winner Morando from Moranda, a half-sister by Indian Rocket to Group III winner Myasun and stakes-winner Matwan.
Speak of the Devil is one of 13 stakes-winners in 2021 for Wootton Bassett, who stands in Australia this spring at a fee of $71,500.