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Listed Winner For Woodborough

Be Assured, by Woodborough, won the Hampton Handicap Listed over 1000m at the Vaal for a stake of R150 000. Bred by Mrs MA Filmer, he is a 2007 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale Graduate - sold for R160 000.

To date, Be Assured has had six wins and 12 places, earning over R380 000 in stakes and ridden to victory by Derrick David. Drawn wide from stall 16, Be Assured ran a courageous race, fighting it out nose for nose with Cape Winter - which ended in a photo finish. It was a great race for trainer Kumaran Naidoo who had the honour of training the first three horses past the winning post.

Be Assured defeated a field that included Link Man, Mannequin and Furious Dancer - with second horse Cape Winter recently finishing third in the Gr 3 August Stakes.

Be Assured is out of Rose Of My Heart by Northern Drive(USA), a full-brother to winner and Stakes Placed Aim High. Congratulations to owners Messrs Gona Pillay, K G Naidoo, Morgan Pillay & veterinarian Dr Ralph Katzwinkel.

Woodborough has had 14 runners this season, and winner:runners percentage of 21%, with four wins and three places so far for the start of the season.

A handsome stallion with an exceptional temperament, Woodborough produces regular winners. He stands at Rathmor Stud for R5 000 live foal.

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