Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young sire Gimmethegreenlight enjoyed a notable double at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
Both of Gimmethegreenlight sired winners, Ready Set Go and Loadshedder, were saddled by trainer Andre Nel for owner Sabine Plattner.
The La Plaisance Stud bred Ready Set Go, who was making just her second career outing, did well to get up to win over 1200m –despite having lost ground and been slow away at the start. In landing Wednesday’s second race, the three-year-old filly was the first leg of a double for Gimmethegreenlight, whose son Loadshedder romped home to land Kenilworth’s third race, a maiden plate over 1600m, by two lengths.
Bred by the Cheveley Stud, the gelded Loadshedder was a R900 000 buy from the 2015 National Yearling Sale.
Gimmethegreenlight has now been represented by 34 individual first crop winners, highlighted by the graded winners Gunner, Green Pepper and Hack Green. The latter lines up in Saturday’s Listed Fairview Wines Sophomore Sprint at Kenilworth.
The former G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner is a son of world leading sire More Than Ready, whose offspring have once again been in demand at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. At the time of writing, More Than Ready’s top lot sold at the GC Yearling Sale was a full brother to champion and prominent sire Sebring who was knocked down to trainer Gai Waterhouse for $1.3 million.
Gimmethegreenlight has 16 lots on offer at next week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, including a colt out of a G3 winning Galileo mare (Lot 161), a colt out of Jet Master’s top class daughter She’s On Fire (Lot 186), a half brother to stakes winning 2yo Agra (Lot 205), a colt out of Vermilion –a G3 sister to G1 winners Red Ray and Nania (Lot 219), and a half sister to KZN champion Dawn Calling (Lot 227).