Maine Chance Farms’ resident sire Silvano looks to have a really smart sort on his hands in the form of Al Adaayit bred and owned 3yo Al Sahem.
The latter, trained by champion trainer Sean Tarry, made an eye catching debut when bolting up to win first time out over 1600m, at Turffontein on Saturday, by four and a half lengths.
Out of the G2 Charity Mile winner Alderry, Al Sahem is bred on the same potent Silvano/Al Mufti cross as champions Bold Silvano and Kings Gambit, as well as high class G2 winning racemare Gallica Rose.
He is the latest smart performer to have emerged from Silvano’s current crop of 3yos, which also include G3 winner Janoobi, stakes winner Palladium –and the smart filly Premier Dance, who has won two of her three starts to date.
Sire of the most expensive yearling ever sold at public auction in South Africa, Silvano has 19 lots on offer at next month’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
The champ’s draft includes a three parts sister to G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas winner Silver Mountain (Lot 10), a half sister to another Fillies Guineas winner in Go Indigo (Lot 42), a full brother to G1 winner Wavin’ Flag (Lot 68), a colt from the same family as Breeders’ Cup hero Chief Bearhart and legendary sire Mr Prospector (Lot 172), and a three parts brother to Equus Champion, Dubai G1 winner and popular young sire Vercingetorix (Lot 211).