A host of mighty good juvenile distaffers feature among the list of winners of the Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Futurity and this year's winner was not out of place among such distinguished two-year-old fillies. Unfortunately, Prairie Oyster had not been nominated under the futurity programme and so missed out on a share of the R50 000 added stake.
Prairie Oyster, from the Rand stable of 'Spike' Lerena, had trotted up by close on 10 lengths, at her debut and then went two-for-two when an easy 6 ½ length winner next time out. Despite this form, she was less fancied than another Rand challenger, Royal Elegance, the Jean Heming trained youngster having a form line of 1-1-2 going into the Allan Robertson.
Prairie Oyster didn't quite break on terms, leaving speedsters Top Step, Terapia (Arg) and Royal Elegance to show early but by the time they had hit the 400, she was in contention with this trio. Finishing the best under a balanced ride from Jeff Lloyd, Prairie Oyster went on to beat Royal Elegance by a little more than a length, with Top Step three-quarters back and ½ length to the good from Terapia (Arg).
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