Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young sire Philanthropist had an impressive winner at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
The chestnut son of Kris S is the sire of leading G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas hopeful Sail, who scored an emphatic win over G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship winner The Secret Is Out on Wednesday.
Trained by Dennis Drier for owner-breeder Drakenstein Stud, Sail had been an unlucky loser of the G2 Choice Carriers Fillies Championship on her previous outing –and Wednesday’s win confirmed that this Philanthropist filly will be a hard nut to crack in the Cape Fillies Guineas.
Sail, one of the top 2yo fillies around last season, has now won three of her seven outings and has already banked over R370 000 in prize money.
Her sire Philanthropist, whose first South African crop also include brilliant G3 HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Stakes winner and fellow Fillies Guineas hope She’s A Giver, and G2 Dingaans runner Singapore Sling.
The latter, who won by nearly six lengths first time out, was a good third in the recent G3 Graham Beck Stakes and is yet another promising talent to have emerged from Philanthropist’s sensational first SA crop.
A former Leading Sire in North America (despite being represented by small numbers of runners), Philanthropist has five lots on next week’s CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale:
Lot 4 –inbred to Mr Prospector, this colt is out of a three time winning own sister to stakes winner Ice Wine and half sister to graded winners Rushing Wind and Nordic Breeze
Lot 76 –inbred to the great mare Grey Flight, this colt is from the same female line as champion milers Polish Precedent and Zilzal –as well as the champion Intikhab (who like the colt on offer is a by a Roberto line sire)
Lot 98 – a half sister to 2 winners, this filly is from the family of champions Kochka and Jay Peg, and impressive recent winner Epona
Lot 162 – inbred to Mr Prospector, this filly is out of a stakes placed winner of six and from the same family as recent G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Arrogate
Lot 169 – inbred to Roberto, this colt is out of a three time wining daughter of champion sire Captain Al and his third dam is G1 Golden Slipper champion Burst