Prominent sire Var had a really eye catching juvenile winner at Scottsville on Sunday when Varallo made a winning debut over 1000m for owners The Fire Racing Trust and trainer Charles Laird.
Despite racing very green in the running, the Varsfontein Stud bred colt duly justified his 13-20 odds with a deceptively easy three parts of a length success –at the expense of the more experienced Hoppertunity.
Winning trainer Charles Laird was quick to praise his charge after his debut win, saying, “He is a very laid back horse and still does not know what he is doing –but he is decent!”
Out of the G1 winning Western Winter mare Covenant, Varallo was a R2 000 000 buy at the 2016 National Yearling Sale, where the colt was the joint fourth top lot sold.
Varallo continued the good run of form enjoyed by Var’s 2yos this season, and he is the fourth juvenile winner for his sire this season.
Sire of 18 G1 horses to date, Var has two well bred lots on offer at the 2017 Cape Yearling Sale –
Lot 75 –a colt out of stakes winning speedball Victorian Secret –a three parts sister to the G1 winners All Is Secret and The Secret Is Out
Lot 92 – a colt (inbred to Storm Cat) out of G3 winner Amur Affair- from the family of G1 winner Fair Maiden
The sprint king also has four on offer at the March Yearling Sale –
Lot 16 – a filly whose winning dam is a three parts sister to champion Argonaut and who is bred on the same cross as Varallo
Lot 77 – a half-brother to 4 winners, this colt (bred to be quick!) is from the family of Breeders’ Cup Sprint winning champion Sheikh Albadou
Lot 97 – a half brother to 3 winners, this colt is from the family of champion and G1 sire Horse Chestnut
Lot 140 – out of a winning daughter of a G2 filly, this filly is from the family of champions El Gran Senor, Rags To Riches, Peeping Fawn, Try My Best and Redoute’s Choice –among others!