Having just her
third raceday start, and first as a 3YO, NZ-bred Rip Van Winkle filly Killer
Woman looked a smart prospect when winning comfortably at Scottsville in South
Africa at the weekend.
promising juvenile performances Killer Woman, trained by Tony Rivalland, was strongly
favoured in the 1400m contest and rewarded her owner Mary Liley with a taking
formerly raced leading NZ-bred South African gallopers Bold Monarch and Sun
Monarch, purchased Killer Woman for $170,000 from Windsor Park Stud’s 2014
Premier Sale yearling draft at Karaka.
“That was a top
win today”, commented Rivalland. “She is definitely on the up and will get
better over a longer trip”.
“She was a
little immature as a two-year-old but has strengthened and showed a touch of
class with the way she quickened up”.
Rip Van Winkle,
whose first crop includes Gr.1 winning 2YO colt Dick Whittington and Group
winning fillies Magic Dancer and I Am Beautiful, recently arrived at Windsor
Park Stud, Cambridge where he is based for the southern hemisphere breeding