Mia Finola by Var (USA) led from start to finish to win the 1800m Silver Slipper (L), comfortably, at Borrowdale Park this afternoon.
Trained by Bridget Stidolph and ridden by Mathew Thackeray, the three-year-old filly is owned by Newbury Racing (Pty) Ltd (nominee Dennis Evans). She was bred by Piemonte Stud.
Adrian Nydam called this race which didn’t stretch his commentating skills too far with only three horses in the race.
Mornington Sheila ran second, followed by Missy Franklin.
Congratulation to the winning connections.
Honours in the first race of the day – an 1100m Maiden Plate – went to Street Party with Apprentice Munashe Josi in the irons. Josi is the first of the present batch of Borrowdale apprentices to bring home a winner.
Street Party is owned by Rosemary Dorward and trained by Bridget Stidolph. This Fencing Master (GB) gelding was bred by Sunmark Thoroughbreds in Zimbabwe.