Maine Chance Farms’ promising young sire Querari had yet another impressive feature race winner at Fairview on Friday.
This time, it was his smart looking daughter Solana who prevailed to pick up the Listed East Cape Oaks –and pick her first feature race win in the process.
Bred and owned by Sabine Plattner, the Andre Nel trained 3yo made it three wins from just six outings with a just off the pace victory.
Friday’s win in the 2000m contest, also saw Solana make a winning debut over the ten furlong trip and she has now won three of her last four starts.
Solana is from the first crop of G1 winner and Italian champion Querari, a son of red hot sire and sire of sires Oasis Dream -also sire of British sensation Showcasing and the very promising first crop sire Power.
She is one of six stakes horses to have emerged from her sire’s exciting, but small first crop. This crop also produced G2 Debutante winner Cosmic Light and G1 Thekwini Stakes runner up Melliflora.
Querari, whose current 2yos include the exciting performers Caballo Blanco (nominated for the Listed Somerset 1200), Cuveo, Fresh and Touching, has 6 lots on offer at next week’s National Yearling Sale:
Lot 84 – a full sister to promising 2yo winner Cuveo and a half sister to the stakes placed Baloo Baleerie, this filly is out of a half sister to G1 Allan Robertson Championship runner up Fairy Queen and from the same family as high class siblings Hawthorn and Forest Ivory
Lot 112 – a half brother to 2 winners, including stakes performer Astral Athina (dam of the very promising Canigao), this colt is out of a five time winning Western Winter half sister to a stakes performer and the dam of stakes winners Cymbeline and Juan Two Three. Bred on similar lines to champion National Bay
Lot 158 – bred on the same cross as G2 winner Cosmic Light, this filly is out of a Silvano half sister to a Guineas winner, and her second dam, by world leading broodmare sire Green Dancer (damsire of Quest For Fame, Halling, Black Minnaloushe) was a stakes winner of seven. The family of 2000 Guineas winner Nonoalco and leading sire Malibu Moon
Lot 267 – a half sister to 6 winners, including G2 winner Polar Moon, this filly is out of a three parts sister to G1 Thekwini Stakes winner Roxanne (dam of stakes winner Sting Operation) and this is the family of Horse Of The Year and July winner Legislate
Lot279 – a half sister to 2 winners, this filly is out of a Jallad half sister to a US stakes winner and this world class family is responsible for champion and top class sire Run The Gauntlet, Queensland Oaks winner Allow and G1 winning siblings Fragrant Mix and Alpine Rose
Lot 436 – inbred to the great, unbeaten Danzig, this colt (a half brother to 2 winners) is out of a smart 2yo stakes performer, with his third dam being a half sister to former champion and multiple G1 winner Star Effort