Sir Fever Wins the Polla de Potrillos; Follows Invasors Steps In Uruguay
Sir Fever Wins the Polla de Potrillos; Follows Invasors Steps In Uruguay: All week long, the Uruguayan people (Not only the Uruguayans) looked forward to the duel of “unbeatens” in the Gran Premio Polla de Potrillos; the first leg of the Triple Crown, over 1600 m in Maronas race track, between the Uruguayan bred Sir Fever, and the Argentinean Bred Asiatic Gin. The long awaited day arrived on Sunday, September 7, 2014 with a big party in Maronas with music, especially Tango and attractions for children.
As expected, the 2014 Polla de Potrillos was a duel since the start between Sir Fever and Asiatic Gin, with the also unbeaten Kapanga settling into third place, fleeing the aforementioned duel. Asiatic Gin tried to take the lead from the start, but Sir Fever pressed him and both were head-to-head setting fast fractions. However, on the stretch Asiatic Gin said “no more” and faded while the Uruguayan bred accelerated and pulled away several lengths, accompanied by the cheers and shouts of the people. Finally, Sir Fever won by 9 lengths in a fashionable style, leaving a pleasant taste to the audience in Maronas. Interrogado took advantage of the duel and was second, while Kapanga in a great race was third, Potro Luchador fourth and Sub Drop fifth. Asiatic Gin felt the effort and arrived off the board.
Sir Fever, a 3-year-old son of Texas Fever (Victory Gallop) – Sirina (Arg) by Rainbow Corner (GB) clocked the mile in 1:34.20 and is now unbeaten in 8 starts, something unusual in Uruguayan horse racing. He was ridden by Federico F. Piriz and is trained by Jorge A. Piriz.
One of the most beautiful anecdotes was the purchase of Sir Fever. His owner, the lady Paola Rosas, didn’t watch Sir Fever’s pedigree. She chose him just because he was a big and handsome horse. Definitely this time, the lady’s intuition prevailed.
When Sir Fever started to train, his connections thought the horse would be good, but never what he is now. Which is why horse racing is a surprise box, where everybody can own the horse of the year.
Only by a twist of fate did Sir Fever make his debut January 6th, the most important day in Uruguayan horse racing. Since that day, he has become an attraction, firstly winning the 2 year old horse of the year award (Baby Crack), and now looking for the Triple Crown.
The last Maronas Triple Crown winner was the Argentinean bred Invasor. Who is a horse that also won the Breeder’s Cup Classic in 2006 and the Dubai World Cup 2007. Invasor marked a before and after in Uruguayan horse racing, whether he was born in Argentina, he also represented Uruguay.
Now Sir Fever is on the right way, but there’s still too much to do. His next goal is the Triple Crown second leg, the Clasico Jockey Club (G1) over 2000 m (around 1 ¼ m), to be contested on October 6, 2014.
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