Philanthropist’s son Singapore Sling, who was backed in to start a 3-1 shot, romped home first time out on Saturday by 5.7 lengths over 1200m for trainer Geoff Woodruff .
Bred by Drakenstein Stud, Singapore Sling (who could hardly have won with greater ease) looks a cracking future prospect and is yet another exciting prospect for Philanthropist.
The gelding, who is out of the Western Winter mare Sing Dixie Sing, was a R225 000 purchase from last year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Philanthropist has made a stunning start with his first South African crop. The son of Kris S’ first local runners include the top class G1 filly Sail, as well as the hugely promising debut winners Party Crasher, Tipping Point, and the above mentioned Singapore Sling.
From the same family as the late, great National Assembly (as well as the breed shaping sire Native Dancer), Philanthropist has five two-year-olds on offer at next month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale Presented by Lanzerac Hotel & Spa:
Lot 46 – out of a winning daughter of champion sire Trippi (already broodmare sire of Breeders Cup winner Liam’s Map), this filly’s dam is a half sister to a seven time winner and second dam is a full sister to a G3 performer
Lot 75 – out of a winning daughter of Count Dubois (damsire of G1 filly Melliflora), this well bred filly’s second dam is a Giant’s Causeway half sister to two European guineas winners and this is the same family as Epsom Derby hero Dante and St Leger winner Sayajirao
Lot 83 – a half brother to 4 winners, this colt is out of a winning half sister to a stakes performer –and to the dam of 3 stakes horses, including G2 Camellia Stakes winner Joan Ranger. This is also the family of G1 Champions Cup hero African Appeal
Lot 95 –this impeccably bred colt, whose dam was a champion, is a half brother to seven winners (four stakes winners) including Equus Champions and G1 winners Let’s Rock ‘N Roll and In The Fast Lane, as well as to the subsequently exported G2 Peninsula Handicap hero Light The Lights
Lot 101 – a half sister to 3 winners, this blue blooded filly is out of a daughter of champion sire Giant’s Causeway and G1 Golden Slipper winning champion Burst –herself a daughter of former Golden Slipper winner Marauding