Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s exciting young sire Oratorio was represented by his third winner from his first crop of South African runners when his son Supreme Orator justified favouritism at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
Fourth on debut, to the feature race nominated Speedpoint, Supreme Orator ran on smartly to post a ½ length success for owners Fiona Carmichael and Ian Jennings in Kenilworth’s first race over 1200m.
Bred by the Gold Star Stud, Supreme Orator was a R500 000 purchase from last year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
His sire Oratorio’s other first crop SA winners include Listed East Cape Nursery runner up Sacred Oration (who won his first two outings) and Sentinel Stakes winner Arianos Bagofgold.
To date, Danehill’s triple G1 winning son has been represented by eight runners from his first local crop who have won or finished in the money.
A proven sire of more than 40 stakes winners worldwide, Oratorio has 22 yearlings on offer at next week’s National Yearling Sale. His draft includes a filly out of the stakes winning Fort Wood mare Loupe (Lot 26), a filly out of a stakes winning ½ sister to champion Val De Ra (Lot 52), a filly out of Jet Master’s high class daughter Pan Amm (Lot 90), and a half-brother to the G1 winning fillies Captain’s Lover and Ebony Flyer (Lot 207).