Highlands Farms’ exciting young sire Pathfork has made an excellent start to his stud career, and the son of Distorted Humor was represented by his sixth individual first crop winner when Fellow Traveller won the final race at Scottsville on Wednesday afternoon.
One of three winners on the day for trainer Glen Kotzen, the Highlands Farms bred Fellow Traveller (who had been fifth on his only previous outing) broke through for a maiden win, in open company, over 1400m.
Fellow Traveller, who is bred on similar lines to champion I’ll Have Another, was a R700 000 buy from last year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
His sire, former Irish Champion 2YO Colt Pathfork, has made a cracking start to his stud career, with the former G1 National Stakes winner’s previous winners including undefeated G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes winner Red Chesnut Road and Listed Dahlia Plate runner up Turbo.
The latter is one of 13 runners set to take part in Friday’s G3 Champion Juvenile Cup at Fairview.
Pathfork has two lots on offer at next month’s CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale in Cape Town –
Lot 8 –a half brother to G3 filly Leeway, this well bred colt is from the same family as champions El Gran Senor and Try My Best, as well as former SA champion sire Northern Guest- and Pathfork himself
Lot 75 –a half brother to 5 winners including a stakes placed winner of three, this colt is from the same family as Equus Champion and sire Rebel King
The former champ also has five lots on offer at the National Two Year Old Sale including:
Lot 46 –a half sister to 4 winners (one of whom won four), this filly is out of a three time winning Jallad mare from the family of Cape Guineas hero Shah Abbas
Lot 68 –inbred to the mighty sire Mr Prospector, this colt (whose dam is by great sire and broodmare sire Kingmambo) is from the family of 1000 Guineas winner Sleepytime and G1 winners Croco Rouge, Ali-Royal and Taipan, and traces back to the great mare Bourtai
Lot 117 – another from the great Bourtai family, this well bred filly’s relatives include recent US G1 winner Slumber, as well as champion Slew O’Gold, classic hero Coastal and G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Aptitude
Lot 167- a half brother to 3 winners, this colt is out of a mare by the great broodmare sire Elliodor and from the family of champions Harry Hotspur, Kiss Of Peace and Rotterdam
Lot 169 – from the same family as recent classic winner Heaps Of Fun, this colt (a half brother to 2 winners), is out of a half brother to champions Let’s Rock N Roll and In The Fast Lane, as well as the exported Met fourth place finisher Light The Lights