Maine Chance Farms’ exciting young sire Querari was once again in the news after Friday night’s G2 Post Merchants at Greyville.
This time it was through his brilliant son Kangaroo Jack, who picked up his first stakes win when waltzing home to score in Friday’s R400 000 race by 3.75 lengths.
Trained by Gary Alexander, Kangaroo Jack turned the G2 Merchants into a one horse race, as the 3yo gelding pulled clear to account for former G1 Mercury Sprint winner Fly By Night by nearly four lengths with Asstar back in third ahead of the promising Ferrie back in fourth. Ridden by Craig Zackey, Kangaroo Jack stopped the clock in a time of 69.78.
Kangaroo Jack, who had won his last race under the welter weight of 64.5 kgs, has now won his last three in a row, and four of just eight starts in all.
Out of the stakes winning Model Man mare Rainbow Flag, Kangaroo Jack has now won R474 525. He is the third stakes winner to have emerged from former G1 Premio Presidente Repubblica winner Querari, whose first crop also includes G2 The Debutante winner Cosmic Light and Listed East Cape Oaks winner Solana. The latter could give Querari another notable win as she lines up in the Listed Winter Oaks at Kenilworth this Saturday.
Querari’s second crop, now two, also looks hugely promising –and already includes three black type performers.
By the same sire (Oasis Dream) as Showcasing (sire of last week’s G1 Commonwealth Cup winner Quiet Reflection), Querari has six lots on sale at the upcoming Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale:
Lot 6 –this beautifully bred filly is a half sister to 4 winners, including talented feature race winner Feel My Love. Out of a Danehill half sister to a 2yo champion, she is from the family of 2000 Guineas hero Mystiko and outstanding SA broodmare Mystiko Spring –dam of recent G1 Woolavington 2000 winner Bela-Bela and five other stakes winners
Lot 24 –bred on the same cross as G2 winner Cosmic Light, this colt’s second dam is a G1 placed daughter of Elliodor and SA Oaks winner Lambarina. The family of champions In The Fast Lane, Let’s Rock ‘N Roll, and Trademark as well as recent Fillies Guineas winner Heaps Of Fun
Lot 35 –this filly, a half sister to a winner, is out of a daughter of outstanding broodmare sire Elliodor (damsire of Abashiri, French Navy, Aslan, Val De Ra etc). Her third dam is 11 time stakes winner and outstanding broodmare Song Of Peace, ancestress of champions Grand Emporium, Ice Cube and Whistling Dixie
Lot 194 –this well bred filly is out of a Fort Wood half sister to a G2 winner and hails from the same family as breed shaping sires Danehill, Halo, Machiavellian and Northern Dancer, as well as recent G1 winners and champions Denebola, Bago and Maxios
Lot 216 –this filly, bred like G2 winner Cosmic Light, is out of an own sister to a G1 2yo and from the same family as champion and G1 winning fillies Promisefrommyheart, Covenant and Lady Brompton, as well as US graded stakes winning filly Three Hearts
Lot 266- this filly is from a red hot family –her winning dam (by Var) is a half sister to G1 winner and G1 Daily News 2000 third Mambo Mime, a leading contender for this year’s Vodacom Durban July, and her dam is also a three parts sister to high class filly Varumba. Her second dam is by Miswaki (damsire of Galileo, Dalakhani, Sea The Stars etc) out of a champion