Sons of Maine Chance Farms’ resident sire Black Minnaloushe fought out the finish to Sunday’s Highland Night Cup (Non black type) at Greyville.
The race went the way of the La Plaisance bred Krambambuli, who defeated his Maine Chance Farms bred paternal half-brother Serissa by two lengths, with the winner conceding the runner up 1.5 kgs.
Proven G1 performer Krambambuli, a good winner of the G2 Blue Label Telecoms Cape Stayers at his previous outing, took his tally of wins to six and his earnings to over R73 000 with his victory in Sunday’s R120 000 contest.
A winner of his last two on the bounce, the five-year-old looks set to be aimed at the Gold Cup later in the year.
Krambambuli, who was also runner up in the G2 Premier Trophy and fourth in the 2015 G1 Investec Cape Derby, is one of more than 60 stakes horses sired by Storm Cat’s Irish 2000 Guineas winning son Black Minnaloushe. The latter’s top performers include champions Kochka, Hollinger and Jokers Wild, Breeders’ Cup winner Dancing In Silks, Oaks winner Ash Cloud and Triple Crown winner and sire Louis The King.
Black Minnaloushe, who is also closely related to recent G1 winner Long River, has four lots on offer at next week’s National Yearling Sale –
Lot 212 –a colt out of a half-sister to two group winners from the family of new Australian sire Va Pensiero
Lot 257 –a filly out of a winning half-sister to G1 winning 2yo Exhilaration
Lot 268 –a half-brother to 4 winners from the same family as Storm Cat line G1 winner and Coolmore sire No Nay Never
Lot 353 –a ¾ sister to smart filly Dark Journey, out of a winning Western Winter ½ sister to 2 stakes winners –including champion sprinter Hinterland, the family of Foveros –damsire of Black Minnaloushe’s SA Oaks winner Ash Cloud