Befitting her well-known literary name from the novel Gone With The Wind, which was later translated in a big way to the cinema, Chilean filly Belle Watling won the Group 1 Gran Premio Hipodromo Chile Bicentenario Movistar Saturday like the matinée idol she is in Chile, by 3 1/4 lengths from classic winner Cuan Linda. The race was contested over 2200m on dirt, and the daughter of the Sadler’s Wells sire Dushyantor completed the distance in 2:17.67. The filly has now won 9 of 12 starts for earnings of about US$630,000 and has run out of competition in her native land. She won Saturday’s Group 1 race on dirt, and previously had won Group 1 events—including the “quadruple crown—on turf at Club Hipico de Santiago.
Belle Watling’s major races have been covered in this space. Use the search facility to find the posts. Click here to read more about the filly and the race from ElTurf.com. The video of the race is below. Belle Watling is under white silks, red cap, and she’s equipped with a large shadow roll.