Lammerskraal Stud’s resident sire Go Deputy has enjoyed a tremendous run of success this season with his juveniles.
The son of Deputy Minister has had just nine two-year-old runners thus far, but eight of these have either won or finished in the money.
Go Deputy’s winning juveniles include the undefeated Listed Devon Air Stakes heroine Flying Ice, as well as the eye catching debut winner Abashiri. Another Go Deputy sired juvenile to impress was Rap Attack, who romped home to win by three lengths, second time out for owner Brian Burnard and trainer Glen Kotzen.
Go Deputy will be represented in Saturday’s G1 Thekwini Stakes (Flying Ice) and G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes (Abashiri) –a remarkable achievement for such a classically bred and performed stallion.
His latest juvenile winner to impress was the Sandown Stud bred Royal Badge, who made a winning debut over 1200m at Kenilworth last Saturday. Trained by Adam Marcus, the well bred Royal Badge looks capable of going on to bigger and better things judging on this smart first up effort.
Winner of the 2006 Gr1 Sword Dancer Handicap, Go Deputy’s other notable winners this season include the talented filly Deputy Ryder, winner of four of her last five outings including the Queen Palm Stakes and feature race winner and G1 Daily News 2000 fourth place finisher Rampant Ice.