Maine Chance Farms’ resident stallions were certainly in great form this weekend, with Silvano daughter Silver Mountain winning the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas, and Querari filly Fresh becoming the first two-year-old to win in South Africa for the 2015-2016 season.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Fresh made a sparkling debut at Turffontein on Saturday when romping home to win the first juvenile dash over 800m.
Saturday’s winner, a R300 000 purchase from last year’s National Yearling Sale, was produced by the unplaced Lecture mare Fragrant Breeze. Fresh continues the great start that Querari has made to his stud career, with the former Group One winner having had 20 first crop runners, of whom no fewer than 16 have won.
It was a good day for Querari, who had a double on the card when his first crop son Wedgewood (bred by) breaking his maiden over 1600m for trainer Geoff Woodruff.
Querari, whose talented, G2 winning daughter Cosmic Light put up a smart effort when running fifth in Saturday’s G2 WSB Southern Cross Stakes, has eight lots on offer at January’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale at the CTICC.
His draft includes:
– a half sister to champion sprinter and sire Cataloochee (lot 8)
-a full brother to G1 Thekwini Stakes runner up Melliflora (Lot 20)
-a three parts brother to G2 The Debutante winner Cosmic Light (Lot 180)
-a half brother to G2 KRA Fillies Guineas heroine Maybe Yes (Lot 209)
-a filly out of five time stakes winner Helena (Lot 229)