Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young stallion Philanthropist has made a huge impression with his first 3yos this season and the son of Kris S made further headlines this Saturday at Turffontein on Sansui Summer Cup day.
Philanthropist’s son Singapore Sling, who had been a close up third in the G3 Graham Beck Stakes last time out, impressed when running out a 1.1 length winner of the G2 Investec Dingaans –to stamp himself a legitimate classic contender.
One of two graded winners on the day for trainer Geoff Woodruff (who would go on to land the G1 Sansui Summer Cup for a fourth year in a row), Singapore Sling was ridden to victory by Chase Maujean.
Bred by Drakenstein Stud, Singapore Sling was a R225 000 buy from the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Now a winner of two of his four outings, Singapore Sling is the latest high class 3yo to have emerged from Philanthropist’s first South African crop.
Other bright prospects include G3 HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Starling Stakes heroine She’s A Giver and G2 Choice Carriers Fillies Championship runner up Sail –with both fillies looking like top contenders for Saturday’s G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas.
Understandably, Philanthropist’s bright start has seen his stock much sought after in sales rings around South Africa.
He had a pair of colts fetch R1 100 000 and R1 050 000 at this year’s National Yearling Sale, while Philanthropist colt Graham’s Fame was the top lot sold (fetching R1 050 000) at the 2016 Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale.
Philanthropist has also enjoyed overseas success aplenty this year, with his Canadian stakes winners of 2016 including the likes of Hot Kiss and Generous Touch.