Drakenstein Stud’s red hot young sire Philanthropist had another good day at Kenilworth on Saturday when the big chestnut was represented by a pair of smart looking winners.
First of the Philanthropist sired runners to score was the beautifully bred filly Party Crasher. Still green in running, the 3yo filly (who had taken part in the G2 Choice Carriers Fillies Championship last time out), ran on strongly to land a handicap over 1400m for the in-form combination of trainer Glen Kotzen and jockey Richard Fourie.
Owned by Varsfontein Stud, Party Crasher (a R650 000 buy from last year’s National Yearling Sale) has now won two of just four outings to date.
She is the latest smart individual to have emerged from Philanthropist’s first crop to date, and could well provide her sire with yet another black type performer in the not too distant future.
Second of the Philanthropist runners to win on Saturday was the Klawervlei Stud bred Barak Lavan, who was rewarded for consistency when breaking his maiden in smart style over 1600m.
A horse who puts up good work at home, Barak Lavan should be able to build on this maiden win for owners Mike Fullard, James Drew, Markus Jooste, Bryn Ressell, Marsh Shirtliff and Ingrid Jooste.
His sire Philanthropist has made a superb start to his South African stud career, with his first crop having already produced a pair of impressive graded winners in She’s A Giver and Singapore Sling respectively. The latter will attempt to provide Philanthropist with a first South African classic winner when he lines up in Saturday’s G1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas.
From the same family as hugely successful South African sire National Assembly, Philanthropist has a small but select draft of 11 yearlings on offer at January’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale. This draft includes a colt out of a six time stakes winner by top broodmare sire Fusaichi Pegasus (Lot 59), a half brother to G1 SA Classic runner up Amsterdam (Lot 102), a filly out of a Trippi half sister to G1 winning 2yo Carnadore (Lot 138) and a colt out of a half sister to the National Assembly sired Horse Of The Year National Colour (Lot 225).