Maine Chance Farms’ resident sire, and former South African champion, Silvano had a quickfire double at Turffontein on Tuesday.
First of his offspring to salute yesterday was the improving 3yo filly Inaninstant, who upset hot favourite and stable mate Trophy Wife, when making all to win an allowance plate over 1800m for champion trainer Sean Tarry.
Owned and bred by Maine Chance Farms, the progressive Inaninstant (whom her trainer rates as being one of the more promising 3yo fillies around) has now won two of only four starts, having broken her maiden previously by six lengths when scoring over 1700m. She looks likely to contest some of 3yo feature races this season.
Silvano’s second winner on the card came in the form of the regally bred Lord Windsor, who landed the spoils in a MR 72 handicap over 2000m for trainer Geoff Woodruff.
Bred by Varsfontein Stud, the gelding (who is very closely related to Silvano’s former Equus Champion and multiple G1 winner Kings Gambit) was picking up his fifth career win and pushed his earnings to over R276 000.
The sire of over 50 stakes winners (including 16 G1 winners), Silvano’s top performers include champions Bold Silvano, Kings Gambit, Lucky Speed, Heavy Metal and Vercingetorix, as well as this season’s G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas winner Silver Mountain. His son Bold Silvano (one of 3 July winners sired by Silvano) is himself shaping up to be a young sire of promise, with the former Equus Champion’s first 2yos having already yielded 2 impressive debut winners.
He has a star studded draft of 22 yearlings on offer at April’s National Yearling Sale, with his draft including a colt out of former Horse Of The Year Ilha Da Vitoria (Lot 141), a three parts sister to the Silvano sired July winner Power King (Lot 232), a filly out of multiple Equus Champion Princess Victoria (Lot 273), a colt out of Al Mufti’s G1 winning daughter Royal Fantasy (Lot 297), and a half brother to this season’s top class 3yo filly Negroamaro (Lot 388).