Greys Inn relative wins on debut
Zestful, a filly from the family of successful Cape sire Greys Inn, made a winning debut at Canterbury on Wednesday.
Bred on Northern Hemisphere time, the not quite 3yo was slow away in the 1100m sprint, but made up ground quickly to score a length win on debut and stamp herself a filly to watch in the process.
A daughter of multiple champion sire Redoute’s Choice, Zesful was a $90 000 buy from the Magic Millions Sale and she looks to have a bright future ahead of her.
She is out of the well bred Marauding mare Zest, who hails from one of the best families in the Australian stud book.
Zestful’s second dam is the important Australian mare Summoned – the dam of six black type horses including G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner and leading sire Zeditave.
Summoned is also the dam of Great Verdict, whose son, Greys Inn, was South Africa’s Equus Champion 3yo Classic Male. A top class performer, who won major races in both South Africa and Dubai, Greys Inn’s six victories included the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July and Gr1 SA Classic.
Greys Inn, who stands at the Rosedene Stud in Beautfort West, has also enjoyed success at stud with his best runners including the Grade 1 winners King Of Pain and Royal Bencher.