Maine Chance Farms’ promising young stallion Querari has made the perfect start to his stud career, and had yet another first crop win on Wednesday.
His daughter Cosmic Light became her sire’s fifth winner when she made a winning debut for trainer Duncan Howells over 1200m at Scottsville and she looks a filly with a bright future ahead of her.
The Maine Chance Farms bred Cosmic Light was a R200 000 buy from last year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
She is the first winner for her dam Cosmic Dream, a winning daughter of Silvano.
Querari, whose unbeaten half brother Quasillo, ranks among the leading favourites for next month’s G1 Deutsches Derby, has made a fine start with his first runners this season and the son of Oasis Dream is currently South Africa’s third leading first crop sire by stakes.
His first crop includes the hugely promising stakes performers Champery, a winner of two of her three starts to date, and Dynamic Speed, who recently won his second race by nearly five lengths, and it seems safe to say that Querari ranks as one of South Africa’s most promising young stallions.
Querari, who hails from the same Green Desert male line as current Investec Derby favourite Golden Horn, was a top class racehorse who scored his signature win in the G1 Premio Presidente Repubblica.